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H. Leroy Fair

H. Leroy Fair, 78, of Lovington, passed away 10:40 p.m. Saturday, July 30, 2022, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Decatur.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Lovington. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 3, 2022, at the Lovington United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Keller Cemetery, Lovington. Memorials may be made to the Lovington United Methodist Church or to the American Lung Association.

Leroy was born on December 25, 1943, in Lovington; the son of Homer and Maude (Rhodes) Fair. He married Alma M. Beachy on November 27, 1965 in Arthur; she survives. He worked at Progress Industries and MasterBrand Cabinets, both in Arthur. He was a member of the Lovington United Methodist Church and the Lovington Alumni Association. Leroy loved gardening, the St. Louis Cardinals and Illini Sports.

He is survived by his wife, Alma of Lovington; son, Rodney Fair of Grand Junction, CO; daughter, Michelle (Derik) Eaton of Sullivan; grandchildren, Katie Fair, Maggie Fair and David Eaton; brother, Howard Lavon (Jennett) Fair of Lovington; sister, Jane Frederick of Sullivan. Leroy is also survived by his special friend, Dennis Garmon who was like a second son to him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 brother, Lonnie Fair and 1 sister, Shirley Frost.

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