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Herbert Vann Pair, Jr.

June 27, 1927 ~ May 31, 2022 (age 94)


Herbert Vann Pair, Jr., 94, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 31st, 2022.  He was a faithful husband, loving father, and beloved “Papa”. He was born at home in Wake County on June 27th, 1927, to Herbert Sr. and Frances Poole Pair. He was educated at Knightdale School and the Raleigh School of Commerce. He was a proud member of the U. S. Navy in World War II. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Herbert Stephen “Steve” and his sister, Mrs. J. T. Knott.

Mr. Pair was employed by Carolina Power & Light, retiring as Director of Administrative Services with 42 years of service. His family was a founding member of Knightdale Baptist Church, and he served as Deacon, Sunday School Superintendent and Teacher of Junior Boys for many years. In later years, he was a member of Faith Baptist Church. He was very civic minded and served in the Knightdale community in many capacities, including Town Council, Chief of Knightdale Volunteer Fire Department and Boy Scouts. 

He is survived by his wife, Rachel Hunnicutt, and their sons: Vann Keith (Sandy) and Thomas Victor (Jennifer), and daughter-in-law, Tammy Smith Pair; beloved grandchildren: Keith (Katy), Reid (Katie), Harrison, Hunter (Hailey), Emily and Katherine and three great-grandchildren: Wilder, Andrews, and Reeves. He is also survived by sister-in-law, Ruth Hunnicutt John and brother-in-law, John Hunnicutt. 

The family would like to thank the staff of The Cardinal at North Hills Memory Care Unit for excellent care of Herbert for the last several years of his life. 

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 4 at 11:00 A.M. at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel, 944 Old Knight Road, Knightdale, N.C. 27545.  Burial will be at New Knightdale Baptist Church Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Samaritan’s Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607.

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Funeral Service
June 4, 2022

11:00 AM
L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel (Knightdale, Oakwood Cemetery)


New Knightdale Baptist Church Cemetery
Mailman Road
Knightdale, NC 27545

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