Clyde Fairbanks

March 7, 2014 

Clyde Leonard Fairbanks

Oct. 23, 1949 - Feb. 24, 2014

Clyde Leonard Fairbanks, 64, of Harrisonville, was born Oct. 23, 1949, in Onaga, Kan., the son of Frank Leonard and Opal Rachel (Sutton) Fairbanks. He died Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at his home surrounded by love and family.

On June 30, 1990, Clyde was united in marriage to Candy Marie Matthew in Harrisonville.

Clyde was employed as a mill wright and maintenance mechanic for KCP&L, Kansas City. He was a member of South Fork Baptist Church near Drexel, Amsterdam Shriner Lodge and the IBEW Local No. 412, Kansas City. Clyde enjoyed hunting, woodworking, building crosses to spread the Word of God and was affectionately known as the “professional TV watcher” to his family.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Tristin R. Fairbanks; a sister, Angela Gonzales; sister-in-law, Patsy C. Fairbanks; mother and father-in-law, Lelah M. and Andy B. Matthew.

Clyde is survived by his wife, Candy M. Fairbanks of the home; three children, Stephanie A. McGirl and husband, Gene, Warrensburg, Pamela K. Ferguson and husband Cory, Harrisonville, and Clyde E. Fairbanks, Jr., and wife Mandy, Peculiar; five grandchildren, Ashley, Ariel, Griffin, Daniel and Lorelei; a great-granddaughter, Emery; a brother, Frank L. Fairbanks, Ithaca, Mich.; sisters-in-law, Ruth A. Matthew, Glynis D. Arnall and a brother-in-law, Randy R. Matthew, all of Harrisonville. Through the years, Clyde gained several honorary family members.

The funeral service was Feb. 28 at Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cindy Moles for her fight against colon cancer.

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Arrangements: Dickey Funeral Home, 2401 E. Mechanic St., Harrisonville, MO 64701; 816-884-6244.

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