Danny Maurice Fairbanks, 67, a resident of Magazine passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at Mercy Hospital in Fort Smith.
He was born March 30, 1951, in Wichita, Kansas to the late Bethel Maurice and Wynema Mae (Graham) Fairbanks. Danny was a graduate of Tarrant County Junior College in Fort Worth, Texas. He spent most of his working career as a deputy sheriff both in Tarrant County, Texas and Logan County, Arkansas. Danny was of the Baptist faith and a board member and former fire fighter with the Driggs Volunteer Fire Department. He was a huge Dallas Cowboys and Arkansas Razorbacks fan, an avid collector of eagle memorabilia and loved babies, holding them anytime they were around. Danny married Betty Ann Trisler on March 5, 2006 in Driggs. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Debra Lynn Fairbanks.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Fairbanks of Magazine; a son, Brian Eric Fairbanks and his wife, Anita of Flower Mound, Texas; two daughters, Lori Dawn Fairbanks of Magazine and Regina Kay McDaniel and husband, David of Sunset, Texas; other son, Michael Ryan Mackey and wife, Rochelle of Te Aroha, New Zealand; other daughter, Jessica Lynn Langley and husband, Matthew of Paris; eleven grandchildren, Daniel Joseph Patton, Courtney Dawn Patton, Jacob McDaniel, Halle McDaniel, Kalim Bjarne Thomson, Riley Jessica Thomson, Amber Hayley Thomson, Olivia Jade Mackey, Jacob Keith Fletcher, Justin Michael Langley and Lux Ann Langley; one great grandchild, Braydon Neil Harrell; a sister, Anita Valentine and husband, Robert of Paris; a brother, Don Fairbanks and wife, Karen of Magazine, two other sisters, Ruthie Burkett and husband, Bill of Paris and Mary Howard of Paris; his mother-in-law, Vera Trisler of Paris.
Visitation will be 5 p.m. until 7 p.m., Friday, April 27, 2018, at the Roller Funeral Home in Paris.
The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 28, 2018, at the Roller Funeral Home Chapel in Paris with Wayne Turnbull and Denny Ledford officiating. Burial will follow in Liberty Cemetery near Magazine under the direction of Roller Funeral Home in Paris. Online guestbook available at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/paris.
Pallbearers will be Don Valentine, Robert Valentine, David Harris, D.J. Patton, Matthew Langley and Gary Evans. Honorary pallbearers will be Jacob McDaniel, Jacob Fletcher, Justin Langley, Kalim Thomson, Ryan Mackey, Cedric Reese, Braydon Harrell, Adam Valentine and Jaxon Stewart.