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Clifton Fairchild

June 24, 1954 — September 12, 2023

Funeral Service for Clifton Fairchild, 69 of Sallisaw, Oklahoma will be at 1:00 PM on Saturday, September 23, 2023 at Agent Mallory Martin Chapel in Sallisaw, Oklahoma. Burial will follow at Akins Cemetery in Sallisaw, Oklahoma under the direction of Agent Mallory Martin Funeral Service, Inc.

He was born on June 24, 1954 in Muskogee, Oklahoma to Louise (Overman) Mannon and Odell Fairchild and passed away on September 12, 2023 surrounded by family at Mercy Hospital in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He was married to Denise Gail (Vickery) Fairchild on July 13, 1974 in Van Nuys, California.  Cliff was talented in many areas and had worked over the years doing many things. He built bridges in Muskogee, sold fruits and vegetables and owned a multitude of homes and a mobile home park in Sallisaw. He remodeled many of the homes he and his wife, Denise bought. He was always a fair and concerned landlord who help many of his tenants when hard times fell upon them. He was extremely artistically talented as well and enjoyed many projects, especially ceramics. When he wasn’t working on his rentals, he enjoyed going to the casino and riding his Harley with his boys. His sense of humor and loving nature was unmatched and will be missed terribly.

Survivors are wife, Denise of the home; sisters, Dian Horton and Barbara Wilson; brothers, Alvin Overman and Ruksana, William Mannon and Michelle and Bob Vickery; his “boys”, Shawn Hays and Jeff Cain; special nieces and nephew; Vicki and Chris Gilbert and Deanna Hays; his German boy, Moritz Piehler; faithful four-legged companions, Watts and Opie; very special friends, Ron Neal and Randy Sheppard; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and many other friends and family that he loved dearly.

He was preceded in death by his parents; Louise and step-father, Kenzy (Bubo) Mannon; one brother, Lonnie Fairchild; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Jeanne and Lloyd Vickery; his precious Corgi, Earl; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Active Pallbearers will be Alvin Overman, William Mannon, Shawn Hays, Jeff Cain, Chris Gilbert and Randy Sheppard..

Honorary Pallbearers will be Bob Vickery, Ron Neal and Rick Randolph.

Viewing will be 10 am – 8 pm Thursday, September 21, 2023 and 10 am – 8 pm Friday, September 22, 2023 at Agent Mallory Martin Funeral Home in Sallisaw where the family will greet 6 – 8 pm Friday, September 22, 2023.

Cliff was an avid supporter of Tunnels to Towers where donations can be made in his honor.

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