Larry Eugene “Butch” Fairchild – September 13, 2012

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.

8 Responses to “Larry Eugene “Butch” Fairchild – September 13, 2012”

  1. Becky (Webb) Hughes says:

    Paula and family,

    I am so sorry to hear about Larry. He was such a great friend to dad. You and the family are in our prayers.

    Patsy, Becky, and Kendell Webb

  2. Debra (Crosby) Shepherd says:

    Paula and family:
    Though we cannot be there with you, all of those in Littlefield (Nadine, Imogene, Yvawn and LaVonda) and myself are thinking of you as you mourn the loss of Butch. He was a good man, wonderful husband and father and will be missed by all.
    Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Debbie (Crosby) Shepherd
    Lubbock Texas

  3. Iona Renner says:

    Two wonderful Christian people and friends. Paula you are in my prayers. Mine have been answered for Butch. I have been in your place and I know Prayers will help. In Christian Love Iona

  4. Margaret Coker says:

    Paula and family,

    My deepest sympathy to you at this time, you are in my prayers.

    Margaret Coker

  5. Saundra Burns says:

    I am so sorry for your loss of husband and father. We know that we will see him again. You and your family are in our prayers and thoughts.
    Saundra Burns

  6. Owen and Linda Houston says:

    What a wonderful Christian husband, father, friend and community leader Butch was! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of your great loss.
    Owen and Linda Houston

  7. Betty Garrett says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Just a year ago Royce passed away. It is still very difficult. My thought and prayers are with you. Sorry I could not make the service. Larry was a wonderful man and such a good director and friend.

  8. Raynond White says:

    So sad to hear of :Butch\ has passed, God bless his family.
    We will meet again one day and play another game of snooker.
    May He rest in peace.

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