Stacey “Big Chief” Pair, of Armstrong, Okla. passed from this life on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021 at the age of 50 to COVID complications. He was born on Monday, March 15, 1971 in Durant, Okla. to Johnny Weldon and Barbara Sue (Presley) Pair.
Stacey married Sherry Smith on Feb. 17, 1993 in Durant, Okla. They had four children; Slader, Sabastian, Stacia and Shoshauna. He later met Tammie Kay Gross and they were married on Feb. 18, 2015 in Durant, Okla.
He was a resident of Armstrong, Okla. He grew up in Durant, Okla. He was a member of the Choctaw Nation and was proud of his Choctaw and Chickasaw heritage. Stacey and Tammie opened STP Automotive in September 2015 and renamed it Big Chief Auto in 2017. In 2020, they opened up Stacey’s dream job, Big Chief’s Auto and Salvage. He was a mechanic by trade and worked for R&D Salvage in the ’90s and previously for the Choctaw Nation.
He was a member of the Victory Tabernacle Church in Durant, Okla.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny Weldon and Barbara Pair; brothers, Mark Pair, Weldon Pair; sister, Johna Pair; grandmother, Rosie Pair and father-in-law, Marvin Gross.
Survivors include his wife, Tammie of the home; sons. Slader Pair of Enid, Okla., Sabastian Pair of Enid, Okla.; daughters, Shoshauna Pair of Enid, Okla., Stacia Pair of Enid, Okla., Destiny Rogers of Big Spring, Texas, Meagen Rogers of Caddo, Okla.; step-daughters, Kari Gross and boyfriend Joseph Dunlap, Baylea Gross; sisters, Loucinda French and husband Homer of Mead, Okla., Tina Taylor and husband Steve of Durant, Okla.; brother-in-law, Marvin Gross and wife Liz of Big Spring, Texas; sisters-in-law, Betsy Stinson and husband Josh of Yantis, Texas, Katie Gross of Big Spring, Texas; mother-in-law, Betty Gross of Big Spring, Texas; grandsons, Xavior Pair and Sulphur Ned as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other extended family and friends.
A family hour will be held from 6-7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021 at Gordon Funeral Home.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021 at Victory Tabernacle with Bro. Daniel Taylor and Doyle Wayne Pair officiating. Dale Pair, Dale Wayne Pair, Josh Weaver, Darrell Mayo, Bobby Gene Brewer, Cody Nail, Scott Burkett, Dustin Aldridge and Tom Hopkins will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the employees of Big Chief Auto and Salvage, past and present.
Services under the arrangement of Gordon Funeral Home.