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307 South Palm Avenue
Palatka, FL 32177
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Walter Lee "Walt"
Van Blair

July 22, 1942 – November 16, 2018

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Obituary for Walter Lee "Walt" Van Blair

Walt L. Van Blair, 76, died peacefully at Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center in Palatka with his family by his side after a long struggle with bladder cancer. He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana to Carl Van Blair and Arden Ward Van Blair and graduated from Brownsburg High School. Walt attended Freed-Hardeman University and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies from Harding University. He settled in Auburn, New York as a Church of Christ missionary to plant a church and was also employed as an electrician for Columbia Rope in Auburn and an electronics technician for Sylvania / Phillips in Seneca Falls, New York.
Walt was a man of Christian faith and devotion. He loved to read, study and discuss the Holy Scriptures and his faith. He appreciated all kinds of music and often recorded and shared the music he loved with friends and family. He enjoyed electronics, computers, basketball and helping others in any way he was able. He always enjoyed and appreciated being together with his family and will be remembered dearly as a loving father and grandfather.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Leslie Van Blair.
Walt is survived by 2 daughters, Dena Jo Barker (husband, Brian) and Jana Sue Sullivan (husband, Marc), grandchildren, Jonathan Barker (wife, Beata), Hannah Gribben (husband, Jason), Micaela Barker, Aaron Barker (wife, Meghan), Evan Barker, Katherine Barker, William Barker, Bailey Sullivan, Jaden Sullivan, great-grandchild, Nora Gribben, sister, Janice Davidson and nephew, Kevin Davidson (wife, Tammy) and their 4 children.
The family wishes to thank the staff and Haven Hospice and Kiva Assisted Living for their compassionate care.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, December 1, 2018 at Johnson-Overturf Chapel in Palatka.
Memorial donations may be given to Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center or Kiva Assisted Living in Palatka.
Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Walt’s Book of Memories Page at
Arrangements are entrusted to Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.

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Saturday, December 1st, 2018 11:00am
Bro. Ricky Bybee
Johnson-Overturf Chapel
307 S. Palm Ave.
Palatka, FL 32177