Blair J. Dravis, formerly of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, died at 85 years of age in Alabama. Blair was born on September 27, 1933.
Blair attended St. Joseph Cathedral for 12 years and Graduated in 1952. He attended St. Thomas College, St. Paul and subsequently entered the U.S. Army in October of 1953 during the Korean conflict. After army service Blair attended the University of South Dakota, completing his bachelors studies in 1959. He worked in agri-business manufacturing operations for the next 34 years. The last 19 years of work were out of New York offices until retirement; while living in Fairfield and Westport, CT. After 10 years retired in Sun Lakes, Arizona, he returned to Alabama.
Blair was born to Les and Bernice Dravis, both now deceased.
Survivors include sister: Sandi Rausch (husband Vic); nephews: Jason(wife Lexi) and Chad of Columbus, OH; five children: Annette Woodward (husband Craig), Mark, Stuart (wife Pam) Dravis of Guntersville, AL, Dan Dravis (wife Cyndi) of Hampton Cove, AL, and Sheila Dravis-Cosgrove(husband Jay) of Fairfield, CT; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Blair had been married to the former Carol LeDuc in Sioux Falls, S.D. in October 1955. Carol had been a resident of Guntersville, AL, now deceased since April 2017.
Cremation will be preformed by Guntersville Memorial Chapel. There will be a visitation at that location from 3:00-4:00 pm on October 7, 2018. Cremains will be transported to Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home in Sioux Falls for inurnment at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Dravis plot. Graveside service will be held on October 11 at 11:00 am. All family and friends are welcome.
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