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Celebration of Life

Power County Senior Citizens
Saturday November 13th, 2021
2:00pm - 5:00pm

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John Blair

Our beloved father, grandfather and loving husband, John (Johnny) Ernest Blair passed away on November 2, 2021 surrounded by his loving family.

Johnny was born on July 16, 1931 in Happy Camp, CA to John and Wilma (Roberts) Blair. When Johnny was six years old his father died in a mining accident. In 1940 Wilma married Charles A Smith in Fontana, CA.

Johnny graduated from Victorville High School in California and then in 1951 Johnny moved to American Falls with his family. After arriving in American Falls, Johnny went to work on the railroad for Tel-A-Weld repairing rail. In 1952 Johnny was drafted into the US Army, he attended basic training at Fort Roberts, CA and was later deployed to Pusan, South Korea where he spent two years fighting in the Korean War. After Johnny was discharged from the army he returned to American Falls and went back to work for Tel-A-Weld, later Johnny went to work for Union Pacific railroad. In 1962 Johnny started farming, working with Wilbur Krien until 1974 when he went to work for JR Simplot in Pocatello. Johnny retired from JR Simplot in 1997 and has been enjoying camping, hunting and fishing ever since. Johnny loved the outdoors, but more so he loved experiencing adventures with his family.

Johnny leaves behind his loving wife of 63 years, Sharon Pearl (Savage), six children; Steve Hughes, John (Connie) Blair, Charlotte (Rick) Wagstaff, Danelle (Mark) Reaves, Cliff Blair. Johnny and Sharon are blessed with 12 Grandchildren, 31 Great Grandchildren and 5 Great Great Grandchildren! Johnny was proceeded in death by his Mother and Father, a daughter, Amanda Waite, a great grandchild, Spencer Blair, a sister, Peggy (Parrish), a sister, Eleanor (Dlabaj) and brother Darwin Blair. Johnny is survived by his sister Shirley (Vern) Olander, brother Harry Smith and sister Barbara (Dennis) Brunk.

Family and friends are invited to a celebration of life event on Saturday November 13th at the American Falls Senior Citizens Center from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The family would like to thank the many friends who have expressed their support, Davis Mortuary who is so great at helping families through these difficult times and a special thank you to David Moore with Heritage Health and Hospice who took care of Johnny and the family over the last few weeks.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of John Blair, please visit our flower store.


Rest in peace with honor and gratitude.

Idaho State Veterans Cemetery Nov 23 2021 4:20 PM

Our heartfelt condolences and prayers. God Bless!

Larry & Robyn Reaves Nov 8 2021 11:59 AM

Sorry for your loss. May God wrap his arms around you giving comfort and unity diri g this time of sorrow. Dell and Sherry hristiansen

Sherry Christiansen Nov 7 2021 9:10 PM

I am so sorry that Johnny is gone, but I know where he is, He\'s with Dale, and they are fishing, Bonnie is there too. If we\'re lucky we\'ll all be there eventually.

Nola M. Orr Nov 7 2021 11:30 AM

I worked with John at the Simplot plant. He was a good man and he will be missed. Prayers and condolences
for the family.

Dennis Hernandez Nov 5 2021 10:38 AM

So sorry for your loss. May God's love wrap you and your family up in wonderful memories of him.

Catherine Fretwell Nov 5 2021 9:38 AM

A candle was lit in memory of John Blair

Sylvia gunter and Gary waite Nov 4 2021 8:54 PM

I remember one time I went to the hardware store w/ Johnny, & Johnny wrote out a check for the purchase. He started to put his pen back in his pocket, & the cashier said "Hey, that's my pen!" Johnny said "Bullshit!" , & put the pen back in his pocket. The cashier was embarassed to say the least! I couldn't quit laughing!

Dennis Hembd Nov 4 2021 10:52 AM

So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you

Linette Tubbs Nov 3 2021 3:34 PM

John and Sharon were renting an apartment in our house when we moved in downstairs. Sharon and I became good friends. I give my love and sympathy to the family.

Barbara Holyoak Nov 3 2021 3:16 PM