Teddy James Blair  1962-2021


Teddy James Blair, 58 of Mineola, passed away on Saturday, May 22, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on Aug. 17, 1962 in Tulare, Calif. to James Blair and Dixie Lorance Perkins.

Teddy was a longtime mechanic and shop foreman for E.Z. Router in Mineola. He loved dirt track racing, telling jokes, watching old westerns and was proud to be an American and a Texan, always flying both flags high.

He is survived by his loving wife, Kim of Mineola; sons, Andrew Blair and his wife Shylynn White of Euless, James Gill and his wife Kandice Wilson of Lindale, and Jacob Blair and his wife Aspen Umphries of Mineola; daughter, Shelby Blair of Mineola; step-daughter, Amanda of Azle; brother, Charlie Gill of Mineola; sisters, Patti Banks and husband Johnny of Shallowater and Karen Blair of Mineola; and ten grandchildren.

Graveside services were held on Thursday, May 27, 2021 at New Hope Cemetery in Mineola at high noon with Bro. Mike Sullivan conducting. Pallbearers were Fiddle Forrester, Thomas Palmer, Myron Palmer, Remington Coleman, L.J. Colondres and Garrett Henley.