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David Richard Lair
  • In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to
  • American Heart Association of SC Memorial & Tributes Processing Center
    4217 Park Place Court
    Glen Allen, VA 23060

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“Dear Marilyn,We were sad to learn of Dave's passing, and pray that God will bless you and your family with comfort, strength, and peace until you're...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Annette Brinson - Charleston, SC

“Uncle Dave was one of my favorites. No matter who you were or how well they knew you Aunt Marilyn and Uncle Dave welcomed you with open arms. I will...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Melissa Scheidel - Kent city, MI

“Marilyn, Todd, and Kim, Words can not express my sadness at David's passing. We had such good times those growing up years with our children. Be...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Sherry Maharrey - Folly Beach, SC

“What a class act David Lair was. From father to husband and everything in between, Dave seemed to do it all well. He loved a good ballgame on tv and...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Anthony Pelton - Pomaria, SC

“Condolences and Prayers for all if you! With deepest sympathy. ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: JT Bacon - Baton Rouge, LA

“There are no words to express my sadness over the loss of your father. I know that he is watching over all of you and is so proud of the way that you...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Kathy & John Gallagher - SC

David Richard Lair, 75, of Charleston, South Carolina, husband of Marilyn Stanley Lair entered into eternal rest Sunday, February 25, 2018. The family will receive friends Thursday, March 1, 2018 in J. HENRY STUHR INC., WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL FROM 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. His Funeral Service will be held Friday, March 2, 2018 in Stuhr's West Ashley Chapel at 3:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Magnolia Cemetery, 70 Cunnington Street, Charleston, SC.

David was born November 12, 1942 in Gloversville, New York, son of the late Richard Franklin Lair. He served 22 years in the S.C. Army National Guard and four years in the Navy aboard the USS Canopus. He was retired Civil Service, a member of the USS Canopus Reunion Group, and a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church of North Charleston.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Marilyn Lair of Charleston, SC; daughter, Kim Smith (Kevin) of Summerville, SC; son, Todd Lair (Mandi) of Mt. Pleasant, SC; three grandchildren, Riley, Landon, Henry; three sisters, Ruth Perieicich of Amsterdam, NY, Jean Booth of Mayfield, NY, Mary Lou Bennett of Northville, NY. He was preceded in death by two sisters Joan Rauer, Judy Marty Paine, and a brother Dale Lair.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The American Heart Assoc. of SC Memorial Processing Center, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060 and/or The Distinguished Gentlemen's Club (Mentoring program to guide young men in grades 3-12), P.O. Box 62216, North Charleston, SC 29419.

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