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Russell Ray Bair


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Russell Ray Bair Obituary
Bair, Russell Ray
Russell Ray Bair, 81, of Phoenix, passed away on July 18, 2016 in Phoenix, AZ. He was born on February 26, 1935 to the late Orville and Frances (Gammon) Bair in Hanover, IN. He attended Saluda High School graduating in the class of 1954. After high school he enlisted in the United States Air Force and served our country for 4 years. Russell worked as a Diesel Mechanic for numerous years. On May 29, 1959 he married Helen Arney in Columbus, IN. To this union were born 3 children. Russell and Helen lived in Columbus, IN before moving to Phoenix in 1970. Russell is survived by his loving spouse of 57 years, Helen; two children, Paul Lee Bair and Tina (Guy) Swisher; a brother, Donald Bair; two granddaughters, Caitlyn Swisher and Tiffany Hickman; two great grandchildren, Emily and Gerard; and many other loving family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a son, Dale Ray Bair in 2010. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, August 5, 2016, at Resthaven Memorial Park, 6450 W. Northern Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85301. Contributions in Russell's honor may be made to the family. Online condolences can be given at www.bestfuneralservices.com.
Published in The Arizona Republic on July 31, 2016
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