Larry Eugene “Butch” Fairchild, 72, of Adrian, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012.
Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at the Adrian School gymnasium in Adrian, 301 Matador Dr. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
He passed away due to complications from amyloidosis.
Mr. Fairchild was born Oct. 18, 1939, to Eugene Lester “Hap” and Julia O’Brian Fairchild. He was a graduate of Friona High School in 1958. He married Paula Dean Neel June 10, 1958, in Friona.
Born in Clovis, NM, Larry loved west Texas and was a lifelong farmer and rancher beginning in the Friona area and moving to the Adrian community in 1974.
He served on many governmental and civic boards over the years, including Adrian Independent School District Board of Trustees and as a director of Panhandle-Plains Federal Land Bank. He served as a member of Adrian Lions Club and Adrian EMS. He was a recipient of the Oldham County Man of the Year award and Oldham County Soil and Water Conservation District Farmer of the Year award.
He served as an elder for the Adrian Church of Christ. He also served as a mentor for the Christ Prison Fellowship at the Neal Unit. He was a true humanitarian, volunteering on medical mission trips to Ecuador and led his life based on true Christian values.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his infant son, Larry Dean Fairchild.
He is survived by his wife, Paula; two daughters and their husbands, Tammy and Mark Gammon of Friona and Vicki and David Crain of Round Rock; one son and his wife, Jeffery and Patty Fairchild of Amarillo; eight grandchildren, Heath Gammon, Lori Rutledge, Matt Gammon, Lindsey Tatum, Tyler Fairchild, Logan Fairchild, Caroline Crain and Miles Crain; a great-grandson, Trenton Fairchild; and a sister, Marilyn “Chuck” Blackburn.
The family requests memorials to be to Amarillo Bible Chair, 2501 S. Jackson Amarillo, Texas 79109, or Key to the Kingdom, 1406 SW 62nd Ave. Amarillo, Texas 79118.