Orville Joyce Hair, 89, died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017, at Hays Medical Center.

He was born in Danby Valley near Brownell to George and Grace (Holmes) Hair. He was a 1946 graduate of Langdon High School.

He married Willa Snodgrass on Sept. 19, 1948. He was a lifelong farmer and stockman until retirement four years ago.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Calvin Hair and Jeanette Sommers, Sommerset, Mo., Melvin and Loretta Hair, Brownell, and Arlan and Ellen Hair, Pratt; a daughter, Juliana Wagner, Ness City; his grandchildren, Heather and Ivan Rivera, Rachelle Wagner, Matthew Hair, Chris Hair, Ruth Hair, Daniel Hair, Hannah Hair, Tim Hair; three great-grandchildren, Autumn Hair, Keaton Hair, and Isabel Rivera-Wagner; a sister-in-law, Wanda Wierman; and a brother-in-law, Lavern and Vienna Snodgrass.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Darlene; a sister, Wilma; a grandson, Aaron; and a son-in-law, Dick Wagner.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at United Methodist Church, Ransom; burial in Vansburgh Cemetery, Brownell.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Fitzgerald Funeral Home, Ness City.

Memorials are suggested to Brownell/Waring Twp. Fire Department, Ransom United Methodist Church, or a charity of your choice in care of the funeral home.

Condolences can be sent to the family at www.fitzgeraldfuneral.com.