FAIRBURN, Don 70, of Valrico, died Nov. 30, 2012. He proudly served his country in the United States Army, receiving two bronze stars with valor while serving two tours in Vietnam. He retired as a Sergeant Major after 26 years of service. Donald retired from the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Department after 19 years of service, which included being a Resource Officer at Bloomingdale High School. Donald is survived by Linda, his devoted wife of 52 years; daughters, Ira Christine Pearce (Craig), Sheireen Pananganan (Norman); his grandson, Jayson Pearce; and his sister, Frances Fairburn. A visitation will be held 68 pm, Tuesday, Dec. 4th, funeral service 10 am, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at Stowers Funeral Home. Interment will follow service at 12:30 pm at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Moffitt Cancer Center.

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401 West Brandon Blvd Brandon, FL 335115001
(813) 689-1211

Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Dec. 2, 2012