Percy Velester Pair, Jr., 93, passed away Monday, September 7, 2020. He was born February 25, 1927 in Knightdale to the late Percy Velester Pair, Sr. and Lacy Hagwood Pair. He graduated from Knightdale High School and attended NCSU before joining the U.S. Navy in 1945. After he returned home from WWII, he worked at the family farm and sawmill. He later retired as a Rural Route Carrier for the United States Postal Service. He was a member of Knightdale Baptist Church and a Charter Member of the Knightdale Volunteer Fire Department. Percy was a devoted father and grandfather and special friend to many.
He is survived by his son, Johnnie Winston Pair of Knightdale; daughter, Martha Pair Procopio and husband, Henry of Tennessee; grandsons: Garrett Winston Pair and Thomas Eli Neeley; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Percy was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Winston “Bugg” Pair.
A graveside service will be held at 10:30 am, Saturday, September 12, 2020 at New Knightdale Baptist Church Cemetery, Mailman Road, Knightdale.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Knightdale Baptist Church, Post Office Box 21, Knightdale, NC 27545.
The Pair family would like to extend a special thanks for the love and support given by Candace Goode Vick and Charles Goode.
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