OBITUARY

Charles Fairbrother

July 4, 1953May 10, 2011

TRAVERSE CITY — Narcizo Charles Wilson Fairbrother, age 57, of Traverse City, went home to Jesus Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born July 4, 1953, in Traverse City, to Narcizo Alvardo and Mary Wilson Moby. He was adopted at the age of nine by the Rev. Richard and Marilyn Fairbrother.

Chuck graduated from Brethren High School, where he was All-State in track, football and basketball.

He joined the U.S. Marines in 1972 and served on a battleship guarding the Rear Admiral.

On Feb. 14, 1987, Chuck married Renee Hosler in Cadillac. Together they raised four children.

Chuck was a jack-of-all-trades and a master of none. He was always willing to give a helping hand with anything anyone needed.

He was often found spreading the word of God to anyone who would listen. He enjoyed camping and building bonfires in his back yard.

He will be lovingly missed by his wife of 24 years, Renee; children, Dannielle, Damon, Zephaniah, Paula, Andria and Serena, all of Traverse City; siblings, Robert Wallo, of Augusta, Ga., Krissy Yakel, of Iron Mountain, and Anna Marie Smith, of Traverse City; survivors of the Fairbrother family include siblings, Dalene, Jerilene, Marloon and Brian; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Chuck was preceded in death by both his biological parents and his adoptive parents.

A wake will be held today, May 12, 2011, starting at 6 p.m., and going until the time of service Friday, May 13, 2011, at 2 p.m., all at the Kewadin Indian Mission Methodist Church in Kewadin. Cremation will follow. A military honors burial will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the church.

Please share a memory of Chuck at www.MeM.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Covell Funeral Home of Elk Rapids.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, May 12, 2011
  • Funeral Service Friday, May 13, 2011
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Elizabeth Freville

January 7, 2012

He was a really great guy. Sorry to hear he is gone. <3

Mary and Jeanne Lenz

May 12, 2011

You have our deepest sympathy at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

Carol Husted

May 11, 2011

My heart goes out to your whole family at this time and in the days ahead. We will be praying for you!

Jeanne Lenz

May 11, 2011

You have my deepest sympathy in the loss of Chuck. We were friends for along time and I will miss him. We were classmates in school. We also had a lot of good times together.

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