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Eugene Stair

Obituary of Eugene Stair

Eugene "Gene" Stair, lifelong resident of Clinton, was born on October 7, 1932, and went through the Pearly Gates to his mansion prepared for him on August 20, 2019. To say he was truly a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather would be an understatement. His family loves, cherishes him and adores him beyond measure, and if given the opportunity to have negotiated this with God would surely have begged to keep him here forever.

Gene was best known for his outgoing personality as he was friendly, and personable to everyone he talked to.

He was a U.S. Navy Veteran and served on the U.S.S. Antietam and the U.S.S. Coral Sea. When he got out of the service, he married his loving and surviving wife of 65 years JoAnn Stair. He went to work for Walker Chevrolet in Clinton and then Fox Motor Company, then Y-12 where he retired in 1992. Fox still employed him into his elderly years. He thought the world of the Fox family.

Gene is not only survived by his wife JoAnn but he also leaves behind his; son, Darryl Stair (Debi); Grandchildren, Cody Stair and Brian Seiber.

Favorite daughter, Micki Stair Dalton (Larry) and grandchildren, Harley (Amy), Great Grandchildren, Ethan, Taylor and Bryson Dalton. Grandchildren, Lindsey Dalton Reed (Vic) and great grandchildren, William and Grayson Reed; Grandchildren Anthony Stair Dalton (Kellie) and great grandson River Stair Dalton.Fighting for favorite daughter position; Leisa Martin (Jack) and grandson, Jon Clemons (Carolyn) and great granddaughter, Evie Rose Clemons.

He is survived by sisters Onah Fox and Mary Lou Wilson and several nieces and nephews., and especially nephew Eddie Stair.

Preceded in death by brothers Edward Stair, John "Dub" Stair, Malichai Stair and Howard Stair.

Gene was a member of South Clinton Baptist Church. He was a conservative Christian Republican who'd tell everyone that he may not like Trump's mouth but to vote for him because he's done a good job as president. He wholeheartedly supported the NRA. He was an avid Tennessee football fan and predicted this would be their year. He loved golf, feeding all the neighbors from his garden yardwork, but mostly loved above all else spending time with his family.

He will be sorely missed by his family and friends.

Memorial plans incomplete.

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Mr. Stair was a wonderful neighbor who did love to share the produce from his garden. He was so kind to our kids. He always waved or gave us a high five when he saw us. He was a true inspiration and he could work circles around anyone. He took pride in his place and kept everything neat and orderly. He was so sweet to Mrs. Stair and took great care of her. Our family will truly miss him!

Michelle Allen Aug 28 2019 12:00 AM

JoAnn, do you remember me? Im the widow of Jimmy or Jim Stair. You and your sister and I think your brother was at jims funeral and youre always nice to me. Im very sorry for your loss. God has a better plans for each one of us. Take good care... I miss you!!! Eugenia

Eugenia Stair Aug 26 2019 12:00 AM

Gene, I will never forget you and all your wonderful family! You are a very special person in the eyes of Gina and Kristy as you were always playing with them and teaching them something...the way a father would!! You and your beautiful Joanne helped me so much in the most difficult time in my life and I will never, never forget all you did! Im so happy I got to talk with you recently and even got to give you a hug! Love you much my dear friend! Pam

Pam Rainey Aug 24 2019 12:00 AM

Aunt JoAnn, Micki, Darryl, Leisa & families: Words cannot express how sorry I was to hear of Uncle Gene's passing. He was the epitome of a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and uncle! I have very fond memories of being with him at family functions and his laugh when someone said something funny! Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this most difficult time. Rest assured you will see him again in Heaven! God Bless You! Love, Cousin Vickie

Vickie Weaver Aug 23 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. He was a very nice man.

Susan Weaver Aug 23 2019 12:00 AM

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