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Ernest Roger Blair

Clarksville, Tennessee

May 1, 1945 – Jul 26, 2021 (Age 76)


May 1, 1945
July 26, 2021
Clarksville, Tennessee


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Gateway Funeral Home Obituary

Ernest Roger Blair, age 76, of Clarksville, TN, passed away at his residence on Monday July 26, 2021.  He was born May 1, 1945 in Holyoke, MA, the son of the late Alford Blair and Veronica Veilette Joyal.  Ernie served for two years in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.  During his working life he was employed in the construction and maintenance field for many years.  While living in Florida, he was active in the Senior Follies.  They performed shows to raise money to benefit senior citizens.  He is survived by his wife Jennifer Clearman Blair of Clarksville; his daughters Melissa Blair; Jody Blair; Bobbie Blair; Billie Johnson; and Priscilla Gomez.  Also surviving are his brothers Jackie Blair; Bob Blair; and Allan Blair; as well as ten grandchildren.  In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a son, Stephen Joseph Blair and a brother Fred Blair.  There are no local funeral services planned at this time.  Arrangements are under the care of Gateway Funeral Home and Cremation Center  335 Franklin Street  Clarksville, TN  37040.  Phone 931-919-2600.  Online condolences may be made by going to

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- A congenial co-worker
- A dependable powerboat co-owner
- A great guitar player
- An even greater singer
- Always the entertainer
- An accomplished tinkerer
- Always fun to be around
- Eternal optimist
An old and true friend - We'll miss you so much!

May you Rest In Peace now. I’m going to love and miss you so much!!

Rest now Daddy, I love you beyond words, you will be missed dearly and thought of often ❤

Rest in peace my brother

May the memories of your brother bring you comfort at this difficult time.

I love and miss you. I’m glad you are at peace!!

Prayers for the family from the Ubrey family. Ernie will be missed.

Ernie we go back some years . I met you through my Grandfather and I got to say y'all were two peas in a pod . Both very serious jokers always pulling pranks on one another . I think Granddad met his match when met you . Between Granddad and playing music with the rest of us I have alot of wonderful memories . You were wonderful musician and singer . You were a true and Dear friend to us all . You are missed my friend .

You had to know to appreciate him. Love you Ernie and God bless.