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Darrel Duane Fairchild

Darrel Duane Fairchild, 68, of Okmulgee, died Friday evening, February 23, 2007 at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa. He was born on November 28, 1938 in Leoti, Kansas to Lenard Fairchild and Thelma Fairchild. He attended grade school at Russell Springs, Kansas. He graduated from Scott City, Kansas High School in 1956. He graduated from Garden City Jr. College in 1959. He met and married Dorothy Ann Baier on February 24, 1960 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Garden City, Kansas. He moved to Okmulgee from Garden City in 1970. He was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Okmulgee and was also a member of the church choir, Knights of Columbus – 3rd Degree, and an active member of the Green Country youth summer baseball program. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thelma and Lenard Fairchild, and a granddaughter, Madison Lee. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy, of the home; son, Sheldon and wife Sherri of Depew, OK; daughter, Lisa and husband Clay Lee of Las Vegas, Nevada, five grandchildren, Ashley Fairchild, Kyle Fairchild, Morgan Fairchild, Cayla Lee, and Maclane Lee; three sisters, Vada Turley of Scott City, Kansas, Verla Sanders and husband Tom of Wichita, Kansas, and Delma Calvin and husband Max of Wakeeney, Kansas. A prayer service will be held 7:00 P.M. Monday evening at the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home Chapel and a mass of Christian Burial will be held on 10:30 A.M., Tuesday, February 27, 2007 at the Uganda Martyrs Catholic Church. Interment will follow in the Okmulgee Cemetery.