Eurell Blair, age 93, passed from this life November 12, 2023, homeward bound.
Eurell was born the eldest son of 7 children to C. (Coon) and Myrtle (Crenshaw) Blair. He was a lifelong resident of Coleman County. He was born in Hill (Voss), Texas on March 27, 1930. He lived throughout his life in the communities of Leaday, Rockwood, and Santa Anna.
He was baptized in the Colorado River below Rockwood and was a member of the Rockwood Baptist Church.
He was taught at an early age the responsibility of hard work and that carried him through his life with a strong work ethic.
He was a farmer and truck driver for C Buttrey at Rockwood and later John Dockery Trucking for 37 years. His passion was working with horses and his love of riding horses brought him many hours of joy and peace. Due to health issues later in life, he was unable to ride and sidelined him the years to follow.
Eurell is survived by his wife of 70 years, Delma (Drake) Blair; daughter Denise (Blair) Montgomery and Mike of Santa Anna, Texas. One sister Carrie (Blair) Whitfield of Coleman, Texas and many nieces and nephews. Two grandchildren, Justin Will McErath and Whitney of Abilene, Texas and Jefflin Kim Montgomery of Santa Anna, Texas. Four step grandchildren Michael A. Montgomery II, RPLS and Liz, Shannon Montgomery Miranda and Paul, Crystal Adonna Montgomery and Ashli Mae Montgomery, all of Austin, Texas area. Special granddaughter Peyton (Saverance) Wallace and Chris of Houston, Texas. Six great grandchildren; Kyler Mac McElrath and Hadley Poer of Abilene, Adelaide James Wallace of Houston, Pasha and Shaman Montgomery Miranda and Memphis Sosa of the Austin area. Three brothers-in-law, Milton Drake and Eva of Odessa, David Drake and Peggy of Brownwood, and Robbie Drake and Vicki of Brazoria. Two sisters-in-law, Sherry (Drake) Burleson and Jerry of Clyde and Pat Drake of Santa Anna. Special people grafted into the family are Luana Saverance and Dewayne of Coleman, Sharon Guthrie, Tony Watson and Elizabeth Morris.
Eurell is preceded in death by his parents, four sisters Elizabeth Dodd, Maydell Jennings, Shirley Burrow, and Cherrie June Walker, one brother Wayne Blair, one grandson GJ Montgomery and one sister-in-law Maureen (Drake) Watson.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to St Jude Children's Hospital at www.stjude.org or First Baptist Church, 201 Lee Street, Santa Anna, Texas 76878.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 17, 2023, at First Baptist Church, 201 Lee Street, in Santa Anna with Rev. David McLean officiating. Interment will follow in the Santa Anna Cemetery. The family will host a visitation from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, November 16, 2023, at Stevens Funeral Home. Services are entrusted to Stevens Funeral Home, 400 W. Pecan Street, in Coleman.
We invite you to share fond memories and words of comfort and condolence with the Blair family by signing the guestbook on his tribute page at www.stevensfuneralhome.com. Stevens Funeral Home is honored to serve the Blair family.