Preston E. Fairfax, “Pops”, at 96 years, passed to his eternal rest early Saturday morning, August 28, 2021. He was predeceased by his loving wife Lila and his eldest son Gene. Pops is survived by his other three sons, Pat (Renee) of Jacksonville, Florida and Dave (Shirley) and Danny (Pam), both of Lebanon, Tennessee. He has 8 grandchildren including David Fairfax (Laura ) of Ellicott City, Maryland, Lt. Col Patrick Fairfax (Amy) of Atlanta, Ga., Kimberly (Trey) Campbell of Nashville, Tn., and Shelley Gail Fairfax of Jacksonville, as well as 14 great grand children. Pops was born in McCall, SC, February 25, 1925 to Jack and Addie Fairfax. He was a veteran of WWII having served in the US Army in the South Pacific. He and Lila were married and moved to Chattanooga, Tennessee where he worked for and retired from the Tennessee Valley Authority. Pops and Lila moved to Jacksonville in 2001 where they resided until passing. They were members of Celebration Lutheran Church, 810 Roberts Road, 32259, where a memorial service will be held at 2:00PM on Saturday, September 18. Pops and Mom will be interred in the National Cemetery in Jacksonville, Florida. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Community Hospice.