James Darrell Obituary, Mair Utah, James Darrell Has Died Unexpectedly
- john Gibson
James Darrell Obituary, Death – On April 19, a sad tragedy took our sweet James Darrell Mair (J.D.) of Draper, Utah to Heaven. His family and friends are heartbroken. J.D. was born in Heber, Utah to loving parents Joe and Leanna Mair on February 15, 1979. Athletic, gregarious, and smart. He loved sports and his buddies as a kid. Wasatch High School wrestling state champion J.D. Baseball, football, and all sports were his passion! He served a full-time Latter-day Saint mission in Louisville after graduating.
He formed lifelong buddies. After arriving at the mission, JD was appointed president’s assistant. Serving strengthened his testimony of the Gospel and Savior and taught him life-changing truths. This prepared JD to be a terrific husband, father, and Christian. J.D. attended UVSC after his mission. Here, he met Lindsey (Orme) Mair, his soulmate. She loved him at first sight, but he needed some convincing. The Salt Lake City Temple wedded them a few months later.
J.D. and Lindsey moved to Logan, Utah, after marrying. J.D. worked full-time while earning his Weber State University business degree and helping Lindsey with the school. Dawson arrived in 2008. From there, babies started coming. Dylan, Ashlynn, Jada, and Josie followed closely. J.D. was a true family man. He adored his family. He loved playing baseball and wrestling with his kids. He secretly enjoyed his BYU/Utah rivalry with Dawson and always gloated when BYU won. He treated his wife like a queen on weekly dates. He always told her she was gorgeous and served her. He loved his nieces and nephews and would applaud loudly at their games. The family was his life.
J.D. was a devout Mormon. He adored the Gospel. The Corner Canyon 4th ward bishopric was one of his many callings. He loves interacting and helping his loved ones. J.D.’s contagious smile and ability to affect everyone’s life set him apart. No judgment. He befriended everyone. He looked for ways to help everyone. J.D. changed many lives in his 43 years. J.D. is survived by his beautiful wife Lindsey, his five amazing children, Dawson (13), Jada (11), Dylan (9), Ashlynn (7), Josie (4), loving parents Joe and Leanna Mair, and many more relatives and friends that were so precious to him. We miss you, J.D. We miss you. Family Forever!