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In loving memory of
Chief Master Sgt. Karl S. Fairbanks
  • October 20, 1934
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  • February 16, 2017

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Chief Master Sgt. Karl S. Fairbanks, Sr. (82) died unexpectedly on February 16, 2017. Karl is survived by his most beloved wife of 60 years, Marcie; son Karl Jr.(Barbara); daughter Kelly Schwartz (Craig); and grandchildren Jessica Fairbanks, Alexandra Neff (Jeramy), Christopher Schwartz and Lt. Conner Schwartz (Amy); and his twin brother Kenneth (Nancy).


Karl was retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1978 with 26 years of distinguished service. His final call of duty was to establish an NCO Leadership School at Davis Monthan AFB and at which he served as its first Commandant.


After his military service Karl went to work for Lockheed Aircraft in Saudi Arabia. He and Marcie used this opportunity to see the world. This life long love of travel would continue even after his return to the states and he was a member of the Villages RV Club.


For the past 25 years Karl has been associated with H&R Block as lead preparer and manager.


Karl was a devoted member of St. George Episcopal Church and in recent years derived great comfort from participating in the Healing Service.


A Celebration of Life and Memorial Service will be held at St. George Episcopal Church, The Villages, on Monday February 27, 2017 at 11:00 A.M.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. George Episcopal Church Outreach Fund (specifically Haiti mission and area food banks), The Villages Fl.  Arrangements entrusted to Baldwin Brothers Cremation Society, Lady Lake FL. Online condolences may be left at www.baldwincremation.com

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  1. Anna Hastings says:
    26 Feb 2017
    Marcie and Family, I am sending my sincerest condolence to all of you. I worked with Karl for many years. He was a knowledgeable, caring and conscientious Office Manager of high morals and ethics. He was well respected by his peers, staff and clients. I have great respect for Karl. I am a better person for having known Karl. I am unable to attend his services; but, will have you all in my thoughts and prayers.
    Anna Hastings - Former District Manager, H&R Block Jax-West

    24 Feb 2017
    Marcie and Family, I am so sorry for your loss, Karl was a great person to work with. I work with him at H-R Block for 9 yrs he was my Office Manager. He was such a sweet and caring person and we work well together. He will me missed by all that love him so much.

  3. Barbara Alford says:
    22 Feb 2017
    I worked with Karl for many years, he always told me about their many travels thru the years. He was so proud of the new Motor home they were getting and where their travels were going to take them.
    He was so very proud of his family always telling me about Marcie and her quilting projects. His grandson also came into the topic of conversation often.

    Good travels Karl and I am sure you will carry on your service as proudly as you did before. Prayers and condolences to the family

  4. Gwynn McFadden says:
    22 Feb 2017
    Mack and I send love and peace for all of your family and friends. Even as a teenage friend of yours on DMAFB, so many years ago..I felt the love and pride he had for his family.
    We are very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and sending prayers for your family.

  5. Sonra (williams) siegel says:
    21 Feb 2017
    Condolences, may you find peace that he will always be with you

  6. Teresa Hamrick says:
    21 Feb 2017
    Larry and I are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Larry and Teresa Hamrick

  7. Angie Bracamontes says:
    20 Feb 2017
    I had the pleasure of working with Karl for many years in the Eustis Office of H and R Block. We had so many conversations which always included his family. He was so proud of all of you. I consider him a good friend and will surely miss him. My prayers are with all of you.

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