James "Skipper" Hair went home to be with the Lord on September 26th at North Florida Regional Medical Center. Born in Lake City, Florida on January 26, 1971, Skipper was the son of Judy L. Hair and the late James Lambert Hair. As a child, he showed athletic aptitude at an early age and excelled at football. He started playing CHS Varsity football as a freshman linebacker, and continued on throughout high school as a stellar player and team Captain. After graduation, he remained passionate for the sport and served the Columbia High football program as an Assistant Coach and team Chaplain for nearly thirty years. An avid outdoorsman, Skipper loved canoeing the Suwannee, hunting, camping and worshipping the Lord around a campfire. His family meant everything to him, and he devoted himself to being the best husband and father he could be.
Skipper loved Jesus and was a licensed minister, counselor, author, coach, speaker, evangelist, mentor and friend. Throughout all of these endeavors, his ultimate goal was to faithfully serve the Lord in every aspect of his life. He published a podcast entitled "A Voice in the Wilderness" and was a contributing author for Woods N Water Magazine. As Area Director for Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Regional Director for FCA Outdoors, Skipper mentored and impacted the lives of hundreds of young athletes. His passion for strengthening marriages led him to co-found Become One Marriage Ministry with his wife Crystal. He obtained certification in counseling and ministered to countless couples over the years. Most recently, he was appointed Camp Director of Camp Anderson, a Christian Camp and Retreat Center in Old Town, Florida where his wife Crystal will continue the vision and ministry to which they were called.
Skipper is preceded in death by his father James Lambert Hair; sisters Blanche Ragans Green and Clara Hair Crews; uncles Cecil Lindsey, H.B. Lindsey, and Ben Lindsey; and aunts Evelyn Merritt and Jeannie Coarsey. He is survived by his mother Judy Hair; his wife and high school sweetheart Crystal Nelson Hair; his children Linzie Hair Parkerson (Aaron), Gracie Lareé Hair and Fisher Kerce Hair; his siblings Sibyl Ragans King (Randy), Dwight B. Ragans, Clarence "Buddy" Edwards, Tracie L. Hair (Paul), Jane Hair Mieras (Jonathan); multiple nieces and nephews, and hundreds of ministry partners and friends who will always remember the legacy and life of this unforgettable man.
The family requests that attendees wear Skipper's favorite attire (camo and jeans).
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536 NE 168 Ave.
Old Town, Florida 32680
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