Jacob Alexander "Jakie" Hair

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Jacob "Jakie"
Alexander Hair
STILLWATER, OK - Jacob "Jakie" Alexander Hair, 74, lost a hard-fought battle with Leukemia on August 26th, 2015.
Born in White Pond, South Carolina on August 31st, 1940, Jakie completed his B.S. and M.S. at Clemson University, then went on to Virginia Polytechnic University and completed his Ph.D. in the field of animal parasitology. Dr. Hair was a professor at Oklahoma State University between the years of 1967-1994. He became the CEO and Principal Researcher at Nu-Era Research Farms in 1982 and retired in 2013.
He is survived by his wife, Jana, and grandson, Trenton, both of the home; children, Kathy Hair Holsenback and Sheila Hair Fulmer, both of South Carolina; step-daughter Amy Key of Lubbock, Texas; and sisters, Polly Anna Hair Chapman and Sue Hair Roe, both of South Carolina. He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel Matthias Hair and Susie May Webb Hair; daughter, Deborah Jean Hair Wilt; brother, Samuel Marvin Hair; sisters, Sam Ella Hair Dukes, Marian Hair Smith, and Mary Frances Hair Wilson.
Published in The Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star on Sept. 13, 2015