Carlton Fairchild
Saturday
14
May

Visitation at Church

11:00 am - 11:45 am
Saturday, May 14, 2022
Malone Wesleyan Church
76 Finney Blvd
Malone, New York, United States
Saturday
14
May

Funeral Service

12:00 pm
Saturday, May 14, 2022
Malone Wesleyan Church
76 Finney Blvd
Malone, New York, United States

Obituary of Carlton F. Fairchild

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Carlton Fairchild, born June 3, 1925, in Brandon, NY to Vincent and Lula Lawrence Fairchild, passed away at his home in East Dickinson, May 10, 2022, at the age of 96. He was just shy of his 97th birthday. Arrangements are with the Flint Funeral Home, Moira. Carlton was united in marriage to Shirley Humiston by Reverend Albert Lawrence on June 12, 1946, in Brandon, NY at the home of his parents. As a young man, Carlton worked for GLF, later known as Agway. He then worked for New York State when the roads in Franklin County were transitioning from dirt to paved. He bought a farm in East Dickinson, in 1952, where he raised his family and in 1973, also bought the Fletcher farm, living there for the remainder of his life. Carlton retired from farming in 2000. Carlton was a member of the Town of Dickinson Grievance Board for 42 years. From 1973-1982 he was also a member of the Brushton- Moira Central School Board of Education, serving in some of those years as president and negotiator. He was an avid supporter of the sports program and as such was named an Honorary Athletic Hall of Fame member in 2017. Carlton was one of the founding members of the Wesleyan Methodist Church on Finney Boulevard in Malone, which was built between 1960-1963. As Sunday School Superintendent, he planned many picnics and Christmas programs. In 1968, when the church became the Malone Wesleyan Church he continued to serve in many capacities. He was a longtime member of the Board of Administrators and a Trustee who advocated for the college scholarship program and actively promoted the missions program. He supported the building of the church parsonage in 1972. He loved "company," always inviting friends and family for a visit and to "have a bite to eat". Carlton was a natural manager and planned covered-dish socials and get togethers, recruiting many hands to fulfill his goals. He enjoyed reaching out to people with cards and phone calls. His kindness was uplifting to everyone who knew him. "Uncle Carlton" was a surrogate father to many nieces and nephews over the years. During his long life, when he lost close friends, he offered great comfort and support to their children. Carlton's mind remained sharp, and it enabled him to create solutions and concoct ideas. He was an excellent thinker, seldom giving up on a good plan. He loved his community and either offered or requested help for various local projects. He enjoyed driving tractor and the peace and comfort of being in an open field where he could think and pray. He mowed hay until he was 95. His greatest love was his wife Shirl and he adored her completely for nearly 76 years. They were rarely apart, always holding hands and showing affection. He is survived by his wife, Shirley of 75 years and all 6 children, Gary Fairchild (Connie) of Kissimmee, Fl, Bruce Fairchild (Renee) of The Villages, Fl, Brian Fairchild (Kathryn) of Brushton, NY, Judy Fairchild Voss (Paul) of New Smyrna Beach, Fl, Beth Fairchild Livernois (Earl) of Brushton, NY, and Kathy Fairchild Aubrey (Bruce) of Liverpool, NY, 17 grandchildren, forty one great grandchildren, sisters-in-law Donnamae McGibbon, Golda Fairchild, Eunice Fairchild and Erma Fairchild and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by siblings, Jean Fletcher, Jay Fairchild, Dale Fairchild, Jack Fairchild, Anne Ennett and brothers- in- law Barney Humiston, Robert McGibbon, Earl Fletcher and Bob Ennett. Calling hours will be held at the Malone Wesleyan Church, Malone, NY on Saturday, May 14, 2022, from 11a.m. – 11:45 a.m., followed by the funeral service at 12:00 noon. Burial will commence at the East Dickinson Cemetery in Dickinson. Memorial donations can be made to the Dickinson Fire Department or St. Regis Falls EMS. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.flintfuneralhomeny.com
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