Wm. H. Scott Funeral Home

1100 Greenleaf Ave, Wilmette, IL


Gordon Woods Fairman

February 14, 1947August 31, 2019
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Gordon Woods Fairman was born on February 14, 1947 and passed away on August 31, 2019.


  • Memorial Visitation Wednesday, September 11, 2019


Gordon Woods Fairman

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John Isenbarger

September 11, 2019

Woody and I shared a lot of joy growing up, from Harper, to Wilmette Jr. High. We had recently connected a few moths ago, we lost a good one. RIP

Nancy (Burdick) Farrell

September 10, 2019

Woody was the "Pride of Kenilworth Gardens". Boys loved him for his athleticism and girls loved him for being such a cutie. We all loved him for his quiet, shy, yet sweet and kind nature. I'll always treasure the memories of childhood friends. Peace and prayers to Linds, David and their families.

Linda (Hutchings) Kelley

September 9, 2019

I was fortunate to know Woody from Harper School through Howard and New Trier and then later, during the 90's when we reconnected for a period of time. Woody was a wonderful person--genuine and compassionate--and a terrific wit. I am grateful for our friendship and the support he offered me during trying times. My heart goes out to Linda, David, their families and all who knew and loved him.

Barbara Begley Wood

September 9, 2019

Woody was quite the NT handsome boy. Sorry I hadn’t seen him in years. Remember the years with he and Valerie so well. He will be missed, but remembered for his kindness. May peace be with your family. So very sad.

Mary Lou Cameron-Eline

September 9, 2019

Oh my so many memories...
Growing up on Thornwood and Greenwood with all the neighborhood kids happily playing outside together (love kick-the-can!)...we all had silly nicknames for each other. Fun times at Harper School, Howard and NewTrier. One particular memory is watching the 3 Stooges with Linda and Woody...lots of laughs! Being one of Linda’s best friends growing up meant our families enjoyed so many good times together. I cherish all those memories! After college I moved away but always stayed in touch through Linda. Some years ago I reconnected with Woody and was able to help him design his new kitchen...so much fun!

Prayers and love to Linda, David and their families.

Vic Walker

September 9, 2019

Woody was a very classy guy. I very much enjoyed playing sports with him and being his friend. We had a connection through our fathers, they were fraternity brothers. We reconnected in recent years. I’m very proud to have had Woody as a friend. We will miss him very much. He is with God now. Vic Walker

Ken Klein

September 9, 2019

We had some great times during our years in the golf business. Rest in peace Woody.

Scott Walker

September 8, 2019

It was a blessing reconnecting with Woody a few years ago. We had many
memorable breakfasts together catching up on both our times from Harper grade school to New Trier and all the way through Trinity University including the ups and downs. We all wish we had “more time “ but I will fondly think of our knowing each other and sharing the moments we remembered together over an almost 65 year span. Rest In Peace my
friend ....Scott
Thoughts and prayers are with David , Linda , their families as well as all those close to Woody

Tim Wattam

September 6, 2019

So long my good friend. The four years at Trinity University were the best years of our lives. We grew up there. Many, many good times and memories. I'll miss you Woody. Rest in Peace. Tim

Julie Simpson

September 4, 2019

So, so sad to hear of Woody's passing. We go back a long, long way to Thornwood Avenue, Harper School, Howard, and NTHS. Woody figures in many of my childhood memories. We lived across the street from each other and were in the same class throughout primary school. But, what I remember best are the summer games of kick-the-can and capture-the-flag that our neighborhood gang played all summer long. Fierce skirmishes filled with laughter and the occasional war wound. Woody was a great competitor, but always made time to coach the younger kids. He was an "old soul," I think. Rest easy old friend,