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Allen Jefferson Hair, Age 90, passed away on August 25, 2017 at home with his family by his side. AJ was born on June 17, 1927 in Graniteville, South Carolina to Wiley Johnathan Hair and Berlie Lula Hair. AJ was raised in Georgia, his Moms home State. AJ as he was called by all who knew him was a Veteran of WW II. He went into the Army Sept. 18, 1945 and was Honorably Discharged Nov. 21, 1949. He was a Paratrooper of the 82nd Airborne Div. and served behind enemy lines during his overseas tours in Germany, France, Italy and Austria.
He came to Odessa in the late 40's and started working with the West Texas Oil Industry and worked for Parker Drilling. When he first came into the Permian Basin his profession as an Oil Rig Driller & Tool Pusher was with the Loffland and Brothers Drilling Co. When he was working in the oilfield, his nickname was Peaches and some say it was because he was raised in Georgia or some said it was because he liked to carry peaches in his lunch box.

In his earlier years, he liked to fish and judging from old photos showing his rather large catch, must have been pretty good at it. Later in life he met & Married Theresa Rose and the last 26 years of his life were very happy years. They were both in their mid-60's and were like two peas in a pod. They were always together, always looking out for each other and very much in love from beginning to end. He will be waiting for her to arrive for sure. They both loved to dance and sit in a coffee shop & chitchat for fun. Even shopping was fun for them both. AJ Hair was a Wonderful Strong but Gentle Man. Very caring and generous to others, especially his Wife. Heavens Getting a real good Guy.

He leaves behind him, as he put it "The Love of My Life & most Cherished one & only"
His Wife, Theresa Rose Salafia Hair. Also his 7 Children, both natural and adopted in his heart. Although one Daughter is already waiting on him to arrive in Heaven that would be Sheila R Henderson.The other 3 Daughters & 3 Sons are Carol A. Hair of Arkansas, Elaine M & Husband, Tony Glass of Austin, Texas, Theresa A. Abels of Wickett, Texas, James A & Wife, Sallie Hair of Oklahoma, George Hair of McGregor, Texas and James W & Wife, Bea Henderson of Odessa, Texas.

AJ is preceded on death by his parents, one sister & one brother.