|Birth: ||May 29, 1916|
|Death: ||Aug. 14, 2011|
Willis L. Fairbanks
WILLIS L. FAIRBANKS
Col., U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.) (Age 95)
A veteran of World War II and Korea, died August 14, 2011 of natural causes at Capital Caring Hospice in Arlington, Virginia. He was born on a homestead ranch in Buffalo, Montana on May 29, 1916. During his Marine Corps career he held staff and command positions in the Pacific, the Far East, Europe and various locations in the United States. His decorations included two bronze stars, a Navy Unit Citation and various campaign ribbons.
He and his wife of 69 years, the former Nell Ward, settled in McLean, Virginia in 1963 for his final posting at the Pentagon following a tour of duty in Paris, France. After retirement from the Marine Corps in 1966, he was a systems analyst with Computer Concepts in Silver Spring, Maryland and then with Planning Research Corporation in McLean. In 1970, he opened the McLean Clock Shop, and for eight years specialized in the restoration and sale of antique clocks. In 1975, he became a Rotarian and served as club president of the McLean club, and the Tysons club which he founded. He was active in community affairs at the county level and served on the board of the McLean Citizens Association as well as a task force related to the McLean Central Business District.
He is survived by his wife; children, Candace Preller (Chuck), Deborah Sola (Vito Menzella) and Gary Fairbanks (Ann); grandchildren, Lisa Nicoli (Jeff), Justin Crouch, Cory Fairbanks and Christopher Fairbanks; and great-grandchildren, Jordon Nicoli and Tyler Nicoli.
Burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery.
Nell Ward Fairbanks (1922 - 2015)*
Arlington National Cemetery
Plot: Section 59, Grave 4780
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Record added: Jan 14, 2012
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