Tim Fair of Tracy, CA passed peacefully on August 19, 2019, losing his battle against a host of medical challenges at age 72.
Tim was born on September 30, 1946, the oldest son of Roy “Andy” and Lucille Fair in Pocahontas, AR. He graduated from St. Paul High School in Pocahontas in 1964 before enlisting in the Army. While serving in the Army, he was stationed in Seoul, South Korea where he met the love of his life Chong “Peg” Fair in a chance meeting. Tim and Chong were married for 53 years and had two sons, David of Tracy, CA and Steve (Rania) of Cave Creek, AZ. He leaves behind his wife, sons and three grandchildren, (Tyler, Ryan & Jasmine), as well as 6 siblings (Matt, Pat, Mary Anne, Mike, Kathy & Jane), countless cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends. He is preceded in death by his parents and sisters Judy and Sara.
Tim’s greatest joys were trout fishing at Spring River with his family, his grandchildren, being outdoors and rooting for his beloved St Louis Cardinals and Dallas Cowboys. Tim will be remembered as a caring, hardworking man who made many sacrifices to make life better for his family. He will be missed deeply by his family and all that had a chance to know him. His family takes comfort in knowing that he will no longer be in pain and will be reunited with his loved ones who proceeded him in death. He and his dad will be trying to catch their limit of trout together again.
Tim followed in his dad’s footsteps and was a pipefitter working out of UA Locals 155 (Arkansas) & 393 (San Jose) for 50 years before his retirement. He worked throughout the country during his career and was well respected in the industry. Recently, he was a member of the Tracy VFW Post.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 30, 2019 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, 163 West Eaton Avenue, Tracy. Burial will be private. .
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for a donations to be made to the American Diabetes Association at www.diabetes.org in his honor.