John E. Fairchild passed away Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, after a long illness.

John E. Fairchild passed away Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, after a long illness.

He was born March 21, 1930, in Shawnee. He was one of four siblings born to Elmer E. and May Fairchild.

He was pre-deceased by his parents, his brother Charles Fairchild, and sister Marie Fairchild Barbera.

He is survived by a brother, Leo J. Fairchild, of Shawnee.

John spent most of his life after high school in Arizona and California, where he was an automobile glass worker. He returned to Shawnee after retirement in 1994.

A graveside service will be at 9 a.m., Monday, Sept. 25, at Calvary Cemetery in Shawnee, where he will be laid to rest beside his parents and siblings.

May he rest in peace and let perpetual life shine upon him.