John M. Fairhead, Jr.
October 19, 1945-August 9, 2009
John M. Fairhead, Jr., 63, of Rogers, Arkansas died Sunday, August 9, 2009 at Mercy Health
Center in Rogers. He was born October 19, 1945 in Jonesboro, Arkansas to John M. Fairhead
and Iona Ballew Fairhead.
He graduated from Chaminade Prep High School in St. Louis and Arkansas State University and
was an avid Razorback fan. He enjoyed fishing, boating and sailing. He was the Commander of
The Beaver Lake Sail and Power Squadron. John loved his family and spending time with the
He was preceded in death by his parents.
John is survived by three children; John Paul Fairhead and wife Elizabeth of Jonesboro,
Arkansas, Meredith Blase and husband John of Monument, Colorado, Margaret Hall and
husband Heath of Greenwood, Arkansas; close companion, Sally Bowen of Rogers; one
brother, Mike Fairhead of Rogers; three sisters, Patricia Sharp and husband Wayne of
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Mary Lee Shipp and husband David of St. Louis, Missouri, Rosemary
Fairhead of St. Louis, Missouri; three grandchildren Will, Sarah and Abbey Blase of Monument,
A memorial visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00PM, Wednesday, August 12, 2009 at
Stockdale Funeral Services in Rogers.
A memorial mass will be held at 10:00AM Friday, August 14, 2009 at Blessed Sacrament
Catholic Church in Jonesboro, Arkansas with Father Mark Wood officiating.
Memorials may be made in honor of John M. Fairhead, Jr. to St. Jude Children’s Research
Hospital, 332 North Lauderdale, Memphis, Tennessee, 38105; or American Cancer Society,
1599 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, Georgia, 30329.