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William "Bill" Bair

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William (Bill) Allen Bair, was born December 9, 1940, in Eldorado, Kansas to Paul and Helen (Blasdel) Bair. In 1943, the family moved to Oklahoma to take over the family farm located North of Selman. Bill attended Selman schools where he graduated in 1959. Bill started college at Northwestern State College in Alva, Oklahoma. On May 31, 1960, he married his childhood sweetheart Vickie Ellen Neiden in Buffalo, Oklahoma. The couple later moved to Norman, Oklahoma where he graduated with a degree in Finance and Business Administration from the University of Oklahoma in 1964.  Bill and Vickie moved back to Selman where they raised their three kids Teri, Brett, Brook and granddaughter Shannon.   Bill farmed for many years and in 2002 was elected Harper County Commissioner, District 3, where he retired in the year 2013, after 11 years of service. Bill was known for his sense of humor and his friendly nature with all he met. Bill loved following college sports, especially O.U. football, spending time on Lake Eufaula and taking in the view from the front porch of his cabin.  But Bill’s greatest love was his children and grandchildren. Bill was preceded in death by his father, Paul Bair in 1994; mother, Helen Blasdel Bair in 2006; twin brother, Duane Edward Bair in 2008; and nephew, Alan Todd Jones in 2005. Bill left his earthly home, at the age of 75, peacefully on Sunday, August 28, 2016 at his home in Noble, Oklahoma, surrounded by his family. Bill is survived by wife Vickie, of the home; children, Teri Bair of Buffalo; Brett and wife Roberta of Deagu, Republic of Korea; Brook Farris and husband James of Noble, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Shannon Lauer and husband Nick of Buffalo; Blake Bair of Norman; Garrett, Bradley and Gavin Bair of Deagu; Lexi and Luke Farris of Noble; one great-grandchild, Kambree Lauer of Buffalo; three siblings, Robert of Little Elm, Texas; Nancy Bair of Wilmington, North Carolina; and Paula Jean Bair of Yukon, Oklahoma other relatives and a host of friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Zion Lutheran Church at P.O. Box 632 Buffalo, OK. 73834 or Loving Care Hospice at 1722 N Main Noble, OK. 73068.


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