Lair Breckenridge Reister, 91, of Warrenton, passed away on Dec. 9, 2018, at his home.
He was born Jan. 21, 1927 at Paris, Kentucky, to the late Robert E. Reister and Mattie Wright Reister.
Mr. Reister served in the U.S. Navy for 12 years, from 1944-1956 during World War II and the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged as a Radioman Second Class. He then served in the U.S. Air Force from 1956 until his retirement in 1968 as a Senior Master Sergeant and was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster. From 1978 until 1992, he was a bookkeeper for Hanback Construction. He was a longtime active member of Wesleyan United Methodist Church in Calverton.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Anne Shirley Reister; two children, Sandra Adams of Paris, Va., and Stephen Reister of Warrenton; two grandchildren, Julie (Dan) Fitterer and Ryan Adams, and seven great grandchildren, Lucy, Miles, and Ozzie Fitterer and Savannah, Brody, Mia and Kye Adams.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at Moser Funeral Home in Warrenton. The service will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at the funeral home. Interment will take place at the Warrenton Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wesleyan United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 241, Calverton, Va. 20138.
Online condolences may be offered at www.moserfuneralhome.com