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Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home

6131 St Joe Road, Fort Wayne, IN

OBITUARY

James W Fairfield

August 11, 1930August 25, 2017
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James W. Fairfield, 87, of Fort Wayne, met his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on August 25, 2017. Born on August 11, 1930, in Fort Wayne, he was the son of the late, William and Dorothy (Honeick) Fairfield. He was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, and a life member of many Numismatic Organizations. He worked as a salesman for National Mill Supply before opening Fairfield Rare Coins in 1970. He worked there until his passing. He was a respected and loving family man. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Helen I. Fairfield; daughters, Dottie (Dave) Enters, Elizabeth (Eric) Pankow, Linda (Brian) Grys, Barbie (Matthew) Hall and Jennifer (Mike) Messmann; sons, Jim (Chris) Fairfield and Bill (Lori) Fairfield; 21 grandchildren and three great-grandsons. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Delores Michels; and grandson, Miles C. Bleke. Funeral service will be 11am, Monday, August 28, at Concordia Lutheran Church, 4245 Lake Ave, Fort Wayne, with calling two hours prior to service. Burial will be in Concordia Cemetery Gardens, Fort Wayne. Memorial donations may be given to Concordia Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne or Eyewitness for Life. For online condolences please visit www.hockemeyermillerfh.com

Services

  • Calling

    Monday, August 28, 2017

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, August 28, 2017

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Scott Sery

November 6, 2017

I remember purchasing from Art Coins as far back as 45 years ago from Jim Fairfield. We would ride our bikes downtown to his store on Barr Street and spend an hour looking around sometimes not buying anything. Still stop in occasionally at their newest location. Jim will be remembered as the first and most memorable numismatist of my lifetime.

Howard Daniel

November 1, 2017

During many springs I would leave the MPC Fest in Port Clinton, Ohio and drive down to Fort Wayne. First I would see one of my old aunts, who has since passed away, then drive to Neil Soward's old store. After going through the tokens and medals stock books, I would have a nearby lunch with two VN War veteran friends of mine. After lunch, I would go to Fairfield Rare Coins. As I walked in, I would go all the way around the coin and paper money counters and walk up to a wall display that included some SE Asian pieces I wanted to buy. Before I could turn around, Jim would tell me, as he did every time, "It is not for sale." I am sure Jim will be looking down at me the next time I am in his store and telling me it is still not for sale. I am already missing him.

Randy Downing

September 13, 2017

Just heard of Jims passing. So sorry. Great man always spoke his thoughts, honest to a tee. He always had a story and something to say. I enjoyed talking to him at the coin shop for years. He will be missed.

Gary Adkins

September 4, 2017

My fondest memory of this very joyous and pleasant friend is the time we paid $600 for a limo to haul us from a show in California to a casino in Lake Tahoe. We got there and it was snowing quite a bit. We had a great time, won enough to pay the limo driver and laughed all the way there and back.
Jim was a loving and humble man, who never lost an opportunity to make others laugh and feel comfortably welcome! I will miss him very much.
Gary Adkins

Neil Sowards

August 31, 2017

Dear Jim Fairfield, Jr.
My prayers are with you and your family. I just got back from West Virginia where I was helping my sister with her medical problems.

May you feel God's comfort.

Neil Sowards
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Tommie Manny

August 30, 2017

Thank you for the slideshow highlighting this gentleman's life. It was at the same time quite poignant and yet lighthearted. " A boy and his car" is a delight. Jim Fairfield's name was well known to me before I finally put a face to the name. My husband, Tom was fond of Jim and when I had the pleasure of meeting him I knew why. Some people have a quiet dignity that can open up like a book and let you see a humorous side you'd never would have imagined. I witnessed that in my short personal relationship! You may be surprised at the number of people who may have but briefly shared a word with him, but will feel a pang of loss. May God comfort you in this time of sadness and bless you in the coming days. Tommie Manny

Al and Carolyn Hurry/ Jubilee Coins

August 29, 2017

Our sincere condolences to the entire family on your loss of James. We always enjoyed his friendship over many, many years at coin shows.

daniel Reilly

August 28, 2017

Gods peace to the entire family.I really liked him ! I am not in town or I would have stopped and paid my respects. Daniel Reilly Ft Wayne

Larry Green

August 28, 2017

Sad to hear the James has died. I enjoyed talking with him over the years and respected his knowledge and humor. Rest in Peace dear friend.

Tonya Schnitz

August 28, 2017

Keeping the whole Fairfield Family in our prayers. May God's Wonderful Peace be yours through this sorrowful time.
To my best friend, Jennifer Messmann, I love you and I will be here for you as you adjust to life without your Dad.
Blessings, to your whole family, my Friend, and may the Love of Jesus abound in your hearts and minds forever.❤
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