Major Glen Fairchild, of Springfield, Mo., was reassigned on Feb. 22, 2018
He was born, in San Francisco, Calif., to Charles W. and Virginia Hill Fairchild on Jan. 21, 1944. He was raised in Joplin, Mo., where he graduated from Joplin High School. He was drafted into the United States Army in November of 1966, graduated from the Officer Candidate School, at Fort Sill, Okla., as an artillery officer in October 1967 and served in Vietnam in 1968-1969, as a forward observer.
For his combat service he was awarded several medals for valor, including Two Bronze Star Medals (one with "V" device), the Air Medal with "V" device, and Army Commendation Medal with "V" device. He spent nearly 20 years in uniform doing the thing he loved the most, training soldiers. He loved the game of golf and his golfing buddies. He dedicated his life to his family and to helping his brothers in arms get the care and benefits that they had earned during their military service.
Glen was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Lee Anne Sweezy; and brother, Paul Fairchild.
He is survived by his daughter, Tiffany Young and her husband, Nathan, of Springdale, Ark.; and three sons, Jeff Fairchild and his wife, Sara, of Sherwood, Ark., Matt Fairchild and his wife, Gayla, of Conway, Ark., and Joseph Fairchild, of Seattle, Wash. He was also the proud Gramps to nine grandchildren, Blake Fairchild, Paige Fairchild, Paisley Fairchild, Presley Fairchild, Matti Fairchild, Grant Fairchild, Alli Young, Jack Young and Luke Young. He is also survived by his sister, Dee Lynn Davey, of Houston, Texas; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation: Friday, March 2,at 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at Walnut Lawn Funeral Home, Springfield, Mo.
Committal Service: Friday, March 2, at 2 p.m. at Missouri Veterans Cemetery.
His care is entrusted to Walnut Lawn Funeral Home, Ltd. DeGraffenreid-Wood Crematory.
Published on February 28, 2018