ELDORADO — William Walter Fairall passed away on Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, at the age of 73. At the time of his death, he was surrounded by family in his home near Eldorado, Texas. Bill was the only son of the late Walter Fairall and Ruth Huff Fairall. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Fairall of Eldorado, Texas; daughter Lee Ann Fairall Eissler and her husband, William Eissler, of Anchorage, Alaska; daughter Lorian Fairall Faynot and her husband, Michel Faynot, of Toulouse, France; stepdaughter Haley Islieb of Portland, Ore.; stepson Edward Islieb of Austin, Texas; and grandsons Alexander Eissler and Andrew Eissler of Anchorage, Alaska.
Bill was known as a fiercely independent man with many talents. He was a professional educator and a teacher in his everyday interactions. He was a gifted artist and art teacher, trained at the Kansas City Art Institute. Later in life, his artistic impulses were channeled into building his successive homes as well as fine cabinetry, jewelry making and gunsmithing. He ended his successful career in education as superintendent of schools in Cordova Alaska, honored for educating students to the highest academic standards. In retirement, he enjoyed a completely new challenge, becoming a rancher and farmer.
Those who knew Bill best will certainly remember him as an avid outdoors man who fished and hunted at every opportunity.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Hospice of San Angelo.