Ladore “Laddie” Blair

Ladore “Laddie” Blair, 88, formerly of New Castle, passed away on Aug. 5, 2015, at CrownPointe Assisted Living Center in Greenfield. He was born on Nov. 16, 1926, in Indianapolis, as the son of Harry and Nellie Fae (Johnson) Blair.

He graduated from Shortridge High School in 1944. He served in the Navy during World War II in 1944-1946. Laddie married JoeAnn (Darling) on Jan. 2, 1948, in Indiana.

He worked as a clerk for the United States Postal Service for many years in New Castle. He also worked for the Henry County Highway Department for many years before retiring in 1991. Mr. Blair was a member of the Cadiz Lions Club. He enjoyed reading, spending time outdoors, and cherishing memories with his grandchildren.

Laddie is survived by his wife, JoeAnn Blair of Greenfield; sons, Duane Blair of Cowan, Ind. and Kelley (Stephanie) Blair of McCordsville; sister, Wanda (Ted) Eaton of Arizona; five grandchildren, Jeramie Oldham, Logan & Shelby Blair, Michelle Crabtree, and Ryan Skinner and eight great- stepgrandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Nellie Fae (Johnson) Blair and daughter-in-law, Debbie Blair.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, at Green Hills Memory Gardens, 3578 W State Road 38, New Castle, IN 47362. Reverend Carl W. Eberhart will be officiating.

Memorial contributions may be sent directly to Alzheimer’s Association, 50 East 91st Street, Suite #100, Indianapolis, IN 46240 or envelopes will be available at the mortuary.

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Arrangements are being handled by Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory in Greenfield.