Blair Eldred Smith

June 3, 1932 - February 7, 2022

06/03/1932 - 02/07/2022

Past Services

Saturday March 12, 2022
11:00 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home – Denbigh Chapel
12893 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, VA 23608
(757) 874-4200 | Directions
Saturday March 12, 2022
1:00 pm
Peninsula Memorial Park
12750 Warwick Blvd
Newport News, Virginia 23606

Retired Lt. Colonel Blair Eldred Smith went to be with his Heavenly Father on February 07, 2022, after a long illness. Born June 3, 1932, in Bangor, Maine to Eldred and Rosa Smith. Blair was a devoted Army pilot for 21 years during which time he served in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. After retiring from military service, he worked in Transportation Maintenance at Ft. Eustis Army Base and worked tirelessly for the veterans. Blair was a member and past president of the Military Officers Association.
Blair worked with his late wife, Libby Bloxom at Bloxom Realty. He later worked as a property manager for William E. wood Realty. He also proudly served as a member of the Board of Directors of 1st Advantage Federal Credit Union. After retirement, Blair enjoyed ballroom dancing and traveling.
He is survived by his wife of 14 years, Elizabeth, one brother, Leigh (Jean), two daughters; Terry Goodman (Gary) of Aurora, CO, and Lanny McNeese of Corpus Christi, TX. Three grandchildren; Hannah McNeese, Stephen, and Jordan Greer, four stepchildren; Ralph Bollinger (Rene), Cindy Davis (Scott), Brian Bollinger, and Adam Bollinger (Joann).
Blair was preceded in death by his parents, a beloved grandson, Cole McNeese, and son-in-law Darrell McNeese.
There will be a Celebration of Life on Saturday, March 12, 2022, at 11 am at Altmeyer Funeral Home- Denbigh Chapel, 12893 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23608.
Immediately following the service at Altmeyer, the interment will be at Peninsula Memorial Park Mausoleum, Warwick Blvd, Newport News, VA. Reception to follow after the interment at Altmeyer Funeral Home – Denbigh Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made to the Alzheimer’s Association,358 McLaws Circle, Williamsburg, VA 23185.

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Jerry Conley and Donna Pompillio
11 months ago

We have known Blair for years. His friendship, his work ethic, and his caring for people has served as a wonderful example for us. He will be missed.

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum
11 months ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Blair Eldred Smith, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Army Veteran, Blair Eldred Smith, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †