Mr. Fairfield was married to Marilyn Sanderson on Sept. 25, 1982. He was a member of the local Masonic Lodge Post 91 and the Metropolis Shriner’s.
He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Marilyn; two daughters, Cindy Fiacco of Summerville, S.C. and Jean Borders of Metropolis; three grandchildren, Lisa Fiacco, Allen Borders and April Massie; three great-grandchildren, Cailen Massie, Kira Massie and Maliah Massie; one brother, Larry Fairfield of Branson, Mo.; one niece, Darla Kay Goldsmith; one nephew, Donald Wayne Fairfield; several great-nieces and -nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Zina and Myrtle Bryant Fairfield; and one sister, Carrie Mae Farris.
Funeral service was held Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Aikins-Farmer Brookport Chapel with Pastor Jeff Bealmear officiated. Burial followed in the Metropolis Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may take the form of contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association Greater IL Chapter, 8430 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 800 Chicago, IL 60631.