Tom loved his dogs, enjoyed deer hunting and loved to dance.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Goldie Lair; his parents; brother, Jack Lair; and sister-in-law, Sue Lair.
Tom is survived by his son, Mark Lair; sister, Pat Covington and her husband, Bobby; three nieces, Kay Burchett and her husband, Robert, Diana Campbell and her husband, Duncan, and Denette Loving and her husband, Tony; nephew, Dale Covington and his wife, Kim; seven great-nieces; two great-nephews; three great-great-nieces; and five great-great-nephews.
A graveside service was held Monday, April 1, 2013, in St. Joseph Cemetery in Beeville, Texas. Reverend Joe Vernon officiated.