Robert Hampton Hair ’49

Robert Hampton Hair ’49 passed away on Sept. 4 at Alamance Regional Hospital after residing at Twin Lakes Retirement Community in Burlington, N.C. Hair, a native of Gastonia, was born on Aug. 4, 1928, son of the late William Bates Hair and Inez Weathersby Hair. He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and then served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force as a meteorologist. He had a fulfilling professional career as an information technology manager for Fieldcrest Mills in Eden and Chatham Blankets in Elkin. Hair loved travel and science, and had a lifelong intellectual curiosity and love of learning. He always enjoyed planning family vacations, and after retirement traveled with Mickey to all seven continents, including a memorable trip to Antarctica. He was a longtime member of the Eden Rotary Club and the First Baptist Church of Eden. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Jean Hair Higdon. Surviving is his loving wife of 59 years, Millicent “Mickey” Hair, 3312 Watauga Dr., Greensboro, NC 27410; sons, Roger Hair (Brenda) and David Hair (Beth); four grandchildren, Thomas, Anna, Matthew, and Margaret; brother, Bill Hair; and sister, Frances Edwards.