Gary Lee Fairfield

Tawas City, Michigan
November 1, 1938 - September 13, 2018


Sunday, September 16, 2018
4:00 - 7:00 PM

Service Location

East Tawas Assembly of God


Monday, September 17, 2018
11:00 AM (instate @ 10:00 AM)

Obituary Notice

Gary Lee Fairfield
Age 79 of of Tawas City and formerly of Dearborn, died on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at Botsford Hospital in Farmington Hills. He was born the son of Virgil and Rua (Doak0 Fairfield on November 1, 1938 in East Tawas, Michigan. Gary was an Engineering Technologist for Ford Motor Company for many years and retired in 2001. He was a licensed amateur radio operator and owned a machine shop working on small engine repairs. Gary was a member of East Tawas Assembly of God Church and a life member of Masonic Order. Gary enjoyed playing the organ and traveling. Gary married his bestfriend Susan Phare on January 30, 1961 and together they shared 47 years of marriage before her passing on January 23, 2008. He is survived by his children, Lorraine (Paul) Holdeman and David Fairfield, grandchildren, Andrew (Cherilynn) Gron, Joshua (Rebekah) Holdeman, Haley Fairfield and Alex Fairfield and his dog Allie. Services will be held on Monday, September 17, 2018 at 11:00 AM (instate at 10:00 AM) at the East Tawas Assembly of God Church. Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 16, 2018 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM at the Buresh Funeral Home in Tawas City. Memorial contributions may be made to the church. Condolences may be shared at


East Tawas Assembly of God


Greenwood Cemetery


I am so sorry to hear of Gary's passing. I worked with Gary for 20 years at Ford and consider him a true friend. He was a decent and honest man who you could depend on to get a job done right. I will miss him.
— Chuck Lenz

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