Leonard “Len” Fairchild
1931 - 2017
Leonard “Len” Fairchild, 86, passed away Friday, Dec. 29, in Amarillo.
Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the chapel at Dutton Funeral Home.
Len was born on Jan. 5, 1931, in Grayville, IL., to Sherman Len and Miley Elizabeth (Douglas) Fairchild. He retired from the United States Air Force where he served in the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. He enjoyed working in the yard where he grew roses, strawberries, and a wide arrangement of flowers. He also enjoyed going on walks in the morning and “Dumpster Diving.” He also enjoyed prison ministry and talking with inmates. He worked at the church pantry, driving the bus for kids and assisting at the food bank and freely giving, “some green for ice cream.” He enjoyed traveling. He practiced his karate movements and regularly engaged in workouts as he traveled throughout the USA.
Survivors include his son, Doug Fairchild; daughter, Denise Fairchild; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The family suggest memorials, in lieu of flowers, be made to the Floral Heights United Community Food Pantry.
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