BRADFORD - Opal L. Fair, age 78, lifetime resident of Bradford, died April 21, 2013, at Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy.
She was born Nov. 6, 1934, in Webster, Ohio, to the late Frank Fair and Alberta (Derr) Smith; attended Webster United Methodist Church; and was a past member of the Bradford Community Club. Opal was the ideal homemaker, caring for her husband and children. She had a special love for her grandchildren and enjoyed every opportunity she had to spend time with them or watch them play sports.
Preceded in death by her father; mother; stepfather, Wilbur Smith; and her husband of 54 years, Doyle D. Fair, who went to heaven on April 21, 2005, and was joined by Opal exactly eight years later on April 21, 2013.
Opal is survived by four sons and daughters-in-law, Terry Fair, Greg and Kim Fair, Steve and Cindy Fair, and Sully and Kathy Fair, all of Bradford; daughter and son-in-law, Christine and Scott Canan of Bradford; nine grandchildren and their spouses, Stacy and Keith Hill of Bradford, Brandie and Kevin Fout of Bradford, Holly and Chad Felver of Bradford, Emily and Jason Bridges of Vandalia, T.J. and Rachael Fair of Bradford, Megan Fair of Bethel, Stephanie and Eric McReynolds of Bradford, Adam Doyle and Heather Fair of Vandalia, and Whitney Opal Fair of Beavercreek; 13 great-grandchildren, Scotty Hill, Caitlyn Hill, K.C. Fout, Hannah Fout, Bryson Canan, Avery Felver, Jackson Doyle Felver, Caden Bridges, Presley Bridges, Cody Robinson, Dylan Fair, Courtney McReynolds, and Olivia Fair; great-great-granddaughter, Rowen Hill; and numerous relatives and friends.
Funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Stocker-Fraley Funeral Home, Bradford, with Pastor Louis Reindel officiating. Interment Harris Creek Cemetery, Bradford.
Family will receive friends Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Bradford Fire & Rescue, 200 S.Miami, Bradford, OH 45308. Condolences may be left for the family at www.stockerfraley.com