William "Bill" Fairbanks

April 15, 1937February 3, 2020

William “Bill” Fairbanks, 82 of Ooltewah, went to be with his Savior on Monday, February 3, 2020.

Bill was born and raised in Ooltewah, TN and retired from Astec as a welder after 50 years of service. Bill was of the Baptist faith, enjoyed fishing and woodworking, but especially loved his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Taylor and Frances Fairbanks; and brothers, Doug, Roy and Howard Fairbanks.

Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Evelyn “Bea” Fairbanks; daughters, Kerrijean (Ron) Collee, Tina (Steve) Braden and Kimberly (Jerry) Goins; grandchildren, Robin, Heather, Kailyn, Jared, Holly, Nick, Lucas, Raven, Zane and Gabe; 8 great-grandchildren; and sister, Joyce Lawson.

Visitation will be Monday, February 10, 2020 from 11 AM to 1 PM followed by a 1 PM Funeral Service at the funeral home. Pastor Jeannie Cisson will officiate.

Burial will follow at Ooltewah Cemetery.



  • Visitation Monday, February 10, 2020
  • Funeral Service Monday, February 10, 2020
  • Burial Monday, February 10, 2020


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Kim Fairbanks-Goins

February 7, 2020

Oh Daddy!! My heart is broken in a million pieces. I know you wanted to hang on, that you didn't want to leave us. You were always concerned about mom and all of your family.
I know you're full of joy now - free of pain, disease and suffering. No more worries, Daddy. You're dancing on the streets of gold, hugging your Savior, Granny and all your brothers that were waiting on you.
You loved your family with great intensity and your family loved you right back with the same passion. We never questioned your love for us. It was a settled matter.
You helped anyone that needed it. Your were a good man and good dad that I honored and cherished and loved deeply. You introduced me to God and the Bible and took us to church at an early age and taught me the way that I should go. This is priceless to me; as it changed the course of my life forever! And I'm so thankful to our merciful, loving God that He allowed you see me be the best me. It's not goodbye,'s see you later. I love you - Your baby girl

Pamela Elliott

February 5, 2020

A lot of my childhood was spent with this beautiful family. Some of my favorite memories. Family, careers and life in general make the years fly by but I have never forgotten our years together, I want all of you to know how sorry I am and how much you all mean to my entire family. He was a very special man and I know he loved his family above all else.