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James Miron Fairo

February 6, 1936 ~ September 5, 2018 (age 82)

James (Jim) Fairo, 82, of Pisgah Forest, passed away on Sunday, September 2, 2018. He was born February 6, 1936 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He now joins his beloved wife of 52 years, Joann, in Heaven. He was a veteran of the United States Navy.  He was a resident and successful entrepreneur in Lebanon, Ohio before moving his family to Clearwater, Florida. He was a business and community leader while always striving as a Christian Man of Faith and Integrity.  In 1998, after a career in newspaper advertising, he retired to Pisgah Forest, North Carolina, where he was a member of Little River Baptist Church, serving God and his community with faithful devotion for many years. He was preceded in death by his grandson Dreyton Gripper. Survivors include his sister Jan Marshall; sons Michael (Linda) and Greg; daughters Penny and Becky (Rob) and grandchildren Samantha and George as well as several nieces and nephews.  Jim was a loving husband, devoted father and grandfather, a servant and life enricher to many, an avid outdoorsman, a proud Jeep owner and a true American patriot.  He wasn’t born in North Carolina, but he got here as fast as he could.  The funeral service will be held at 2 pm Friday, September 14, 2018 at Little River Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Veterans Restoration Quarters in Ashville, NC. www.abccm.org/veterans-restoration-quarters/ or to Samaritan’s Purse in Boone, NC at www.samaritanspurse.org  

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