Oct. 30, 1935-Jan. 7, 2022
Bobby Clenton Fair, loving father and Papaw, passed away Jan. 7, 2022, with his family by his side. Bobby was born in Ashland Oct. 30, 1935, to Orie Clenton and Hazel Pulling Fair. He was raised in Natchitoches and graduated from Natchitoches High School in 1955. After graduation, he served in the United States Army.
Bobby was a man of many talents and worked in construction as an electrician, salesman at Goodyear Tires and owned a convenience store and used car lot. He had a life-long love of cattle and farming. Bobby never met a stranger and those who knew him have plenty of stories to share of his antics. He loved visiting others and sharing a cup of coffee.
Bobby married Judy Diane Sepulvado Nov. 2, 1975, and spent 45 years raising their blended family of seven children. Together they enjoyed being Papaw and Nana to their six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Bobby loved sharing his love of hunting, fishing, gardening and horses with his children and grandchildren. He leaves them with wonderful memories of hunting and fishing trips and hours spent in the garden or exploring the outdoors. There is a lifetime of stories of the past, family history and traditions. Grandchildren always came home after an outing with Papaw covered in mud and some “treasure” found exploring.
Bobby is preceded in death by his wife, Judy; parents, Orie and Hazel; brother, James Rex Fair; sister, Barbara Fair LaCaze; son, Tracy; daughter, Leah Harris; and son-in-law Daniel C. Harris.
Bobby is survived by brothers Roy Fair and wife Beverly and Billy Fair and wife Lorenza; children, Melise Fair Williams and husband Brad, Tona Fair Ford and husband Jeff, Stephanie “Kristie” Fair Dyjack and husband Bruce, Clay Fair and wife Kristy, Shanna Fair DuBose and husband Dustin; grandchildren, Hali Fair Moore, Daniel C. Harris Jr., Jeffrey A. Ford, McKenna Emmott, Eli Dyjack and Landon DuBose; and great-grandchildren, Walker Harris, Mason Moore and Noah Moore; sister-in-law, Shirley Fair; brother-in-law, Charles LaCaze; and numerous nieces and nephews with fond memories of Uncle Bobby.
The family expresses their gratitude to the medical staff at Natchitoches Regional Medical Center and Hospice of Natchitoches that provided such excellent and compassionate care. A special thank you to our Uncle Charles LaCaze for being by our father’s side during his illness and taking such loving care of him.
Bobby was laid to rest Jan. 11 at Old Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. Those honored to serve as pallbearers were Bill Fair, Jeffrey Ford, Daniel Harris, Dustin DuBose, Bruce Dyjack and Brad Williams.
Honorary pallbearers were Eli Dyjack and Landon DuBose.