Harold Neal “ Tex “ Fair, 76, of Mauriceville, passed away Monday, July 6, at Dubuis Hospital – St. Elizabeth in Beaumont.

Born on December 2, 1938 in Cooper, to Arvil Lee Fair and Helen Lousia (Clark) Fair, he lived in the Orange area since 1981 and he previously lived in Georgia. He worked as a process operator at the DuPont Sabine River Works Plant in Orange and he retired in 2002. Harold served his country honorably as a veteran of the United States Air Force, working as a master mechanic. He was of the Baptist faith. Harold lived his life to the fullest. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, drag racing and he was a great story teller. Harold enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and his beloved dog, Roxie.

Harold is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Elizabeth Ann Harris Fair and his sister, Dorothy “ Dottie “ Rucka.

Those who will most cherish his memory are his son, James Kelly Fair and wife, Shelly of Mauriceville; daughter, Shannon Chesson and husband, Mike of DeQuincy; sisters, Ruth Armstreet and Sylvia Owens and husband, Johnny all of Orange; brother, Clifford Fair of Mauriceville; companion, Helen Vincent of Roseline, La; six grandchildren, Lizzi Fair, Lexxi Fair, Lilli Fair, Kelsey Chesson, Kody Chesson and Kolby “ Cotton Top “ Chesson . Harold is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Services to remember and honor Harold’s life will be at 10:00 A.M. Friday, July 10, in the chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange with the Rev. K. Ray McDowell, officiating. Rite of committal and interment will follow services were he will be laid to rest next to his wife at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park.

A gathering of Harold’s family and friends, for a time, will be from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M., Thursday at the funeral home.

Honoring Harold as pallbearers are Kelly Fair, Mike Chesson, Mark McGraw, Kody Chesson, Eddie Wolfford and Chris Wolfford. Honorary pallbearers are Kolby “ Cotton Top “ Chesson, Bo McGraw and Cooper McGraw.

Condolences may be expressed for the family at www.dormanfuneralhome.com.