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Reubin Ralph Lair

June 7, 1922 ~ April 27, 2019 (age 96)



Reubin Lair, 96, of Kansas City, MO, when to be with his Lord Saturday, April 27th.  Reubin was currently residing in the Missouri Veterans Home at the time of his death.  Reubin Lair was born June 7, 1922,  in Leota, MO and grew up in West Plains. As a young man, Reubin  served in the US Army and was stationed in France during WWII. After the war, he and his wife Rosie lived in West Plains before moving their family to Kansas City, where he spent most of his adult life.  Working as a carpenter, Reubin built many homes in the Northand area, including several in Barry Heights and several in Shelley Estates.  Later Reubin was a heavy machine operator for Lair Excavating.
Reubin lived a full life that included being a beloved father to his two sons Gary and Michael, and a loving grandfather to his five grandchildren, Shelley Lair, Kevin Moore, Melanie Lair Hewins, Cristin Lair Allen, and Cameron Lair, and a great-grandfather to his seven great-grandchildren. He enjoyed working in his garden, fishing, and was a faithful churchgoer.  He was an active member at Kansas City Church in Liberty. He was a great storyteller and friends and family he left behind will miss his many funny tales.
Reubin in preceded in death by his wife Rosie, his wife Helen, his mother and father and four of his siblings.  He is survived by his brother Bill Lair, his two sons and their wives, Gary and Sharon Lair of Smithville, and Michael and Marilyn Lair of Kansas City, MO.  Reubin is also survived by five grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

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