Willis "Lee" Fairchild, 64

Willis "Lee" Fairchild, 64, of rural LaFontaine, died at 2:20 pm, Sunday, March 18, 2018 at his home. 

He was born Jan. 11, 1954 in Johnson County, Ky., to Willis "Roby"  and Arlene (Murray) Fairchild.

Lee married Ruby J. Little in Paintsville, Ky., on July 9, 1971.  He was a mechanic nearly all of his life, working in several different shops, including his own.  He spent all his time working in his shop tinkering around on anything he could find.  He also enjoyed his dogs and especially loved his family.  Lee would do anything to help, and enjoyed making people smile. 

He is survived by his wife, Ruby J. Fairchild of LaFontaine; four children, Wesley Fairchild, James Fairchild and Michelle Shelton, all of LaFontaine, and Sherry Fairchild of Peru; 18 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers, Paula Sloat of Rochester, Sheila Honeycutt of Akron, Michael Sadler and Phillip Sadler, both of Wabash. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his daughter, Selima Rose.

Visitation and funeral services were Friday, March 23, 2018 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with the Rev. Ralph Johnson officiating.  Burial will be in Roann Community Cemetery, Roann. 

The memorial guest book for Lee may be signed at


Posted on 2018 Mar 27