Andy Ralph Fairbanks Sr.

March 22, 1938April 2, 2013

Andy Ralph Fairbanks Sr., 75, died on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 after a brief illness. Andy was born March 22, 1938 in Shageluk, AK to the late Arthur and Amelia Fairbanks.

Andy is survived by three children, Andy Fairbanks Jr. of Charlotte, NC, Eddie Fairbanks of Morganton and Nikki Fairbanks of Stanley; two grandchildren, Tyonia and Denise Fairbanks; six siblings, Ralph, Harold, Leo, Mary, Helen and Theresa all of AK; numerous nieces and nephews in Alaska and NC.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Maria Fairbanks; four siblings, Herbert, Tony, Ignatius and Angela Austin.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, April 6 at Carothers Funeral Home in Stanley. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Presbyterian Hospice and Palliative Care, 324 N. McDowell St, Charlotte, NC 28207.

Online condolences may be made at Carothers Funeral Home is serving the Fairbanks family.


  • Visitation Saturday, April 6, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 6, 2013

Andy Ralph Fairbanks Sr.

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Jimmy & Gina Koutsikos

April 4, 2013

Andy, for eight years you were our friend & you will be greatly missed. Although we are sad, we are rejoicing that you are with Jesus & are no longer in pain. One day we will see you again. We will love you always and forever.

Scott Poteat

April 4, 2013

Sorry for your lost. I believe I only met your father once, and I believe I was very young. It's ia time to remember the fun and sad times. May God bless you and Eddie during this time of need.

April 4, 2013

Andy and Eddie, I am so sorry for the loss of your dad.

Geneva Earp, Hickory NC

April 4, 2013

Andy and Eddie I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. God Bless.

Geneva Earp, Hickory NC

Mary Kane

April 4, 2013

Dear Andy,

Kiwi and I are so sorry that you have lost your father. Both of us have lost parents ourselves. Please let us know if there is anything we can do.

Leila McMichael

April 4, 2013

I knew Andy Sr. for many years; he was always nice to me. He will be missed.