Ronald Dean FAIRCHILD
April 1, 1947 – April 22, 2018
Ronald Dean Fairchild, 71, passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2018. He was born in New Castle, Indiana to Nilah Mae Rogers and Arvel James Fairchild. He is preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Arvel James Fairchild, Jr., a sister, Nilah Jo Fairchild and his son, Hayes Rogers Fairchild. He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Patrice Bethel Fairchild, his daughter, Margaret Grey Fairchild (Derek), his granddaughter, Hayes Ann, his step-son Nicholas Malone, his trusty companions, Tiger and Bailey the cats, as well as many other friends and family.
Ron graduated as valedictorian from Spiceland High School, Spiceland, IN, was the recipient of the Rector Scholarship at DePauw University, Greencastle, IN, and went on to graduate with honors from University of Florida School of Law. Upon graduation in 1971, he went on to work for Culverhouse, Tomlinson, et al with a specialty in taxation and estate planning. He started his own firm in 1980, and continued to practice law there until his death. An avid collector, Ron bought and sold antiques tirelessly during his entire adult life. He loved the game of baseball and, along with a dear friend, attended Spring Training annually. He played as a pitcher in his younger days and went on to coach his son's Little League teams at NAS Jacksonville. Ron enjoyed a love of fishing, classic country and bluegrass music, folklore, Americana and history of all kinds. He was a fountain of knowledge on all his subjects of interest an endless source of good conversation. Ron will be greatly missed by those who love him.
Those who wish to make donations in Ron's memory may do so to the charity of their choice. Per his wishes, a memorial service and burial will take place in Lewisville, Indiana later this year.
Ronald Dean FAIRCHILD
May 22, 2018
Ron and I had several cases together. He was such a gentle soul with a caring nature but fiercely advocated for the rights of his clients. He was a person I could always go to when I needed great advice. I will miss his guidance and compassion.
May 17, 2018
Dear friends and family,
Ron and I shared many years of professional memories as well as a great fishing partner. I will miss him very much. God speed.
May 11, 2018
I was Ronnie’s catcher in little league. We lived on adjoining farms. We used to trade baseball cards and played pass to work on his game. I have many fond memories of him and his dad.
I would enjoy learning more about him.