October 31, 1963 – April 8, 2022

Kenneth Wade “Kenny” Blair, 58, of Bainbridge, GA, died Friday, April 8, 2022.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 11, 2022 at the Chapel of Bryant Funeral Home with Pastor Matt Stone and Pastor Stanley Phillips officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery with Dee Love, Wayne Holcombe, Jace Heard, Shawn McLendon, Phil Davis and Gene Sims serving as active pallbearers. Bryan Jones, Russell Heard, Dean Jones, Kenneth McLendon and Scott Haire will be the honorary pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 10, 2022 at the Bryant Funeral Home Chapel. Online visitors can sign the guest register at www.bryantfuneralga.com. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Kenneth Wade Blair was born on October 31, 1963 in Douglasville, Georgia, the son of Leon and Mary Frances Cox Blair. Bainbridge became Kenneth’s home at just 15 years old. He married Brenda Ann Gipson nine years later and made those roots permanent. Kenneth was a master craftsman for Flint River Log Homes. He was a Baptist by faith.

Kenneth was raised in a strong family that valued hard work and keeping his word. He never missed a day of work and shared his mantra with his own children: If you find a job you love, you’ll never work a day in your life. It was evident in everything Kenneth built, he loved his craft. He enjoyed bowhunting, fly fishing and chicken farming. Kenneth was always joking and laughing while “cutting” with his friends and family.

Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Brenda Ann Blair; his children, Heather Nicole Feliz (Fahrel) and Brittney Danielle Nix (Cody); his grandchildren, Chason, Hayden, Layton, Connor and Kenzi; his mother, Mary Frances Cox Blair; his siblings, Debra Bell (Aaron), Steve Blair and Paul Blair, all of Bainbridge, and Delores Haire (Scott) of Crawfordville, FL; and an extended family guest. Kenneth was predeceased by his father, Leon R. Blair, and brother, Ricky Blair.

The Bryant Funeral Home, located at 105 N. Florida Street, is helping the family make arrangements. (229-246-3321)