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Delbert Glenn Fairley

November 5, 1928 ~ December 31, 2018 (age 90)

Delbert Glenn Fairley, 90, of Boonville, died December 31, 2018 at Hartmann Village in Boonville.


Visitation for Delbert will be 5:30 to 8:00 P.M. Thursday January 3 at S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church with a rosary being said at 5:00 P.M. Mass of Christian burial will be 10:00 A.M. Friday January 4 at S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church with Fr. Kevin Gormley officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with full military honors.


 He was born November 5, 1928 in Atlanta, Missouri to Herbert Fairley and Thelma Boydstun Fairley. Mr. Fairley moved to Boonville in 1969 and ran the local National Guard Armory. He and his family also lived in Mexico, Missouri, San Antonio, Texas, and St. Louis, Missouri.


Mr. Fairley married Adrienne Engle on September 10, 1950. He worked for the National Guard from 1957-1984 after being drafted into the Army on November 14, 1950. After his retirement from the National Guard, he delivered the St. Louis Globe Democrat and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in the mid-Missouri area. He also worked for H&R Block in Boonville doing taxes and worked for Via Bancourier as a bank courier. Mr. Fairley enjoyed crossword puzzles, reading, and spending time with members of the Missouri National Guard 128th Field Artillery Unit. He belonged to SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church and was a member of the Boonville American Legion for 45+ years. He was active in volunteering for the local Boy Scouts of America, including as a Webelos leader for Troop 67 and a Scoutmaster for Troop 70. He was a member of the SS Peter and Paul Knights of Columbus.


He is survived by his wife, Adrienne, of Hartmann Village, one brother, Don Fairley of Ashland, Missouri, five sons, David Fairley of St. Augustine, Florida, Michael Fairley of Parkville, Missouri, Mark Fairley of New Franklin, Missouri, Matthew Fairley of Speed, Missouri, and Timothy Fairley of Franklin, Missouri, four daughters, Kathryn Israel of Pleasant Valley, Missouri, Teresa Sapp of Bunceton, Missouri, Sarah Fehling of Sturgeon, Missouri, and Sheila Rainey of Boonville. Also survived by 17 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren; two nieces, Sharon Pauley of Columbia and Pam Dorman of Centralia, and five nephews, Ray Spoor of Martinsburg, Missouri, Rick Spoor of Jefferson City, Gene Fairley of Jefferson City, Harold Spoor of Mexico, Missouri, and Duane Fairley of Ashland. He was preceded in death by one sister, Arlene Fairley Spoor of Mexico, Missouri in 1999.


Memorial contributions are suggested to: S.S. Peter and Paul Educational Foundation or Boy Scout of America Great Rivers Council. 

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