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Walter Herbert (Walt) FAIRCHILD Obituary
FAIRCHILD, Walter Herbert (Walt) WALTER HERBERT FAIRCHILD Mr. Walter (Walt) Herbert Fairchild, 66, of Dawsonville, formerly Cumming, Alpharetta and College Park, passed away on Sunday, March 23, 2014 with loved ones by his side. He was Deputy Director of the Georgia State Financing and Investment Commission where he worked for 35 years prior to becoming Construction Coordinator for the Forsyth County School System. Mr. Fairchild was a member of Creekside Church in Cumming. He officiated high school football for 25 years, including three state championship games, for the Georgia Football Officials Association. He was an active member of the Cumming Group for over 20 years. He is survived by his three much-loved children: daughter Tara and son-in-law Brian Cuda and their son Kevin and daughter Marinn, daughter Mandy and son-in-law Don Paige and their daughter Brecken, and his son Brant and daughter-in-law Jackie Fairchild and their son Theodore. He is also survived by his dear sister Karen and brother-in-law Steve House of Griffin and their children; dear sister Kathy Warden of Brooks and her children and his beloved girlfriend Lulu Busby of Acworth. Mr. Fairchild spoke often of his many life's blessings. His large family and many friends were his most cherished blessings. "My life has always been so full and wonderful. I look forward to the rest of the journey." The funeral will be held on Saturday, March 29th at 3:00 PM at McDonald and Son Funeral Home, 150 Sawnee Drive, Cumming, GA. The family will receive friends on Friday, March 28th from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the funeral home. The body will be cremated with the ashes scattered over Lake Lanier and the Gulf of Mexico. Walt found no greater pleasure than being out on the water, especially his beloved Lake Lanier. In lieu of flowers the family is asking that donations be made to The Corps Foundation: official nonprofit of America's Lakes and Waterways that cares for Lake Lanier: www.corpsfoundation.org/join_donate Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.mcdonaldandson.com Arrangements by McDonald & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 150 Sawnee Dr., Cumming, GA 30040 770.886.9899

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Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Mar. 27, 2014
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