Wayne L. Fair

wayne fair

October 2, 1935 ~ September 7, 2015

Resided in: Pueblo West, CO

Wayne L. Fair, Chief Warrant Officer 3 (Ret.) 79, retired from the US Army after 18 years of service. He served during both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. During his military career, he received numerous recognitions, including the Vietnam Service Medal with four Bronze Service Stars, the Bronze Star Medal and the Meritorius Service Medal. Wayne and his wife Joni were instrumental in founding the Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Survived by his wife of 56 years, Joni Fair; children, Michael (Mary Jo) Fair of Elizabethton, Tenn. and Shana Fair of Pueblo West; brother, Grady (Bo) Fair of Elizabethton, Tenn.; brother-in-law, David (Susan) Morley; grandchildren, Wesley Shultis, Zachary (Tarah) Turpin; step-grandson, Tyler Gavigan; great-grandchildren, Kaison, Elise and Orion; and special great granddaughter, Alyssa. Preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin and Ida Fair; sister, Carolyn Runnion; and brother, Dana Fair. Wayne was born Oct. 2, 1935, in Elizabethton, Tenn. and passed away Aug. 7, 2015. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, at Temple Baptist Church, 3030 Thatcher Ave., concluding with full military honors. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Joni and family, we were so sorry to hear about Wayne, he was a good man, good friend who helped a lot of people, we are sorry we haven\’t seen him (and you) recently but know we will see him someday again. If we can do anything to help you please contact us, we are praying for you, please take care of yourself.

  2. Joni, sorry for your loss of Wayne in this present world. You will meet again in eternal life, so rejoice in his life and the people he touched.
    With deepest respect,
    Darla M. Ewing

  3. Joni and Family,
    We are so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Wayne was a very special husband, father, grandfather and friend who touched many lives. We are hoping you will be blessed with strength during these difficult days and in time there will be healing in your hearts bringing comfort. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
    Dr. Gordon and Helen Murley
    Pueblo, CO

  4. Hi Joni,haven,t seen you in many years,We graduated in 1959,from Ta Dugger inElizabethton,i grew up with Wayne,Carolyn,I,m very sorryfor your loss,Patsy Corvin Dumic

  5. I’m so sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. I enjoyed so many memories at the Pueblo West Inn with Wayne and Joni, and then later spent time with Wayne at the vets home in Florence – singing and reminiscing. I’ll be singing “Back Home Again” there this morning to honor Wayne.

    Best to Joni and the family.

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