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GEORGE FAIRLEY 1929-2014 George D. Fairley departed this world at 84 years of age and entered into our heavenly Father's eternal kingdom on January 7, 2014, as he was surrounded by the love of family and friends. Born in Memphis, Tennessee and raised in Leaf, Mississippi, he graduated from McLain High School, in McLain MS. He subsequently served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Monterey (CV-26), during the Korean War. After his honorable discharge from naval service, he married Callie Davis, who preceded him in death in 1976. George earned a B.S. in business administration from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1956, and worked as a representative for the National Cash Register Company through 1972. After earning his Texas Real Estate Broker's License, he worked as a broker in real estate and was self employed, and later as a sales consultant for Las Casitas Custom Buildings through 2013. He is survived and greatly missed by daughter Susan Swanson (Erik) of Omak, WA, granddaughter Sheena Newell (Griffith) and great-grandsons Jaydyn and Benjamyn of Dimondale, MI and daughter Lora Day (Ted) and grandchildren Andrew and Erin of Dallas, TX, and by sisters Pearl Killingsworth of Foley, AL and Cheryl (Bill) Hatter of Daphne, AL and nieces and nephews Patricia, Pam, Joe and Ken, and foster son, Samuel Rodriguez of McAllen. He also leaves behind cherished family friend and companion of 26 years, Carol Eubank of McAllen. He will always be remembered for his tough exterior, tender heart, and love for our Lord and Savior. Enriched by true friends throughout his life and blessed by fellowship of Christian brothers and sisters; special gratitude is extended to Charlie Rogers (Jacquelyn) for their 78 years of friendship; to Jim Odom for fond football memories and adventures; to Sunday School class friends of First Baptist Church of McAllen and to book club friends at his favorite hangout, Barnes and Noble of McAllen. His family will always be indebted to his friends who unfailingly lifted up and supported him, especially during the last few months. Sincere appreciation is also extended to his physicians and their staff, as well as to the dedicated health care providers of McAllen Medical Center, especially ICU, 5th floor, ER and Radiology teams. The family suggest memorial contributions be directed to Comfort House, 617 Dallas Avenue, McAllen, TX, 78501, in recognition and support for their ministry of compassionate hospice care. A memorial service celebrating George's life and homecoming will be held Saturday, January 11th, at 10:30 am in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church, 1200 Beech Avenue, McAllen, TX 78501. kreidlerfuneralhome.com Sign the guest book at www.themonitor.com/obituaries
Published in The Monitor on Jan. 10, 2014
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