Archive for Tuesday, January 9, 1996


January 9, 1996


Floyd Earl Bair

Services for Floyd Earl Bair, 88, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mr. Bair died Monday, Jan. 8, 1996, at his home.

He was born Jan. 20, 1907, in Princeton, the son of Ephraim and Verda Zoe Carpenter Bair.

He worked as a millwright for 21 years for Safeway Milling Plant in Bonner Springs until his retirement in 1972. He then worked for 13 years for Turner Chevrolet and for four years for Dillon's.

Mr. Bair served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Pacific and received the American Defense Service Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Service Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon and one bronze star.

He was a member of Lawrence Heights Christian Church and the American Federation of Grain Workers Local Union No. 16 in Kansas City, Mo.

He married Nina Melissa Christie on Dec. 8, 1947, in Lawrence. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include two daughters, Connie Raye Albin, Wichita, and Terry Lynn Parker, Lawrence; five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandson.

The family will meet with friends from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary.

The family suggests memorials to Hospice of Douglas County. They may be sent in care of the mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence, 66044.

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