Mr. William “Artie” Arthur Blair, age 63, of Temple passed away on Sunday, May 23, 2021. He was born in Atlanta on Saturday, August 31, 1957. Mr. Blair was the son of the late, Luther James Blair, Sr. and the late, Beverly Ann (Presley) Blair. In addition to his parents, Mr. Blair is preceded in death by his brother, Luther James Blair, Jr. and by one sister, Betty (Beth) Sluder.
Mr. Blair was a very caring and hardworking man. He had a big heart and loved his family very much. Among other interests, Artie also enjoyed watching wrestling, getting tattoos and his time coaching T-ball.
Survivors include his sister, Dana Blair Lee of Temple; Nieces and Nephews, Richie Blair, Chris Sluder, Margo Lance, Leslie Blair Emory, Breana Blair, Taylor Blair and Landon Lee; great-nieces and great-nephews, Christian, Chloe, MaKenna, Bethany, J.B., James, Joseph, Stormy, Kacey and a number of other relatives.
In accordance with the family’s wishes, Mr. Blair will be cremated.
The family plans to hold a Memorial Service at a later date.
Messages of condolence can be made to the family by signing the Tribute Wall.
Cremation services are being provided by Hutcheson-Croft Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Temple.