James W. Fairchild, 78 of Kirtland, passed away December 27, 2018 at his home, due to cancer. He was born January 18, 1940 in Larned, Kansas to James and Helen Fairchild. He is survived by his loving spouse Lila Fairchild; brother, Gary (Beverly) Fairchild; children James C Fairchild and Larry (Nancy) Fairchild, 5 Granddaughters and one great grandson, He was preceded in death by his son Joseph Fairchild. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 5th at 11:00am at the First Baptist Church in Bloomfield. A reception will follow the service at the Church. For those who wish to express their condolences to his family can do so at www.farmingtonfuneral.com.