Grady Ben Fair

Published 4:04 pm Friday, September 2, 2016

Grady Ben Fair, 89, of Elizabethton, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 1, 2016, at Johnson City Medical Center.
A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Ben and Ida Nell Estep Fair.
Grady proudly served in the United States Navy during World War II. He was retired from the dairy business, having owned and operated Farm Best Dairy for several years. He was an active member of East River Park Christian Church where he was a greeter and he was the candy man for the children.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Norma Lowe Fair; two brothers, Dana and Wayne Fair; and one sister, Carolyn Runnion.
He is survived by his second wife, Lavelle “Bo” Hopson Fair; son, Steve and Ruth Ann Fair (Ben, Tim and Sarah); daughter, Susan and Kenton Farr (Kelly and Nick); son, David (Hunter and Chase); and two step-sons, Danny Gourley, Rutledge, Tenn., and Richard Gourley of Florida. Eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive.
Funeral services for Grady Ben Fair will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, September 4, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. John H. Smith and Nick Farr, ministers, officiating. Music will be provided by Kenneth Hartley and Mary Smith. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Steve, Ben and Tim Fair officiating. Active pallbearers will be Nick Farr, Ben Fair, Tim Fair, Hunter Fair, Chase Fair, Steven Daugherty and Reid Bishop. Honorary pallbearers will be members of East River Park Men’s Sunday School Class, Milt Fair, Brandon Gourley and Shane Gourley. Military Honors will be provided by the Carter County Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may also visit with the family at his residence. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website at
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Fair family.

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