Wyman G. Fair

Wyman Fair, 86, passed away May 16, 2020 in Lawrence, KS.

Wyman was born February 25, 1934 to Wade and Susie Fair in Willow Springs, MO. He grew up in Kansas City, MO. He attended Central and East high schools, and Missouri Valley College, playing on their basketball teams.

After a stint in the US Army, Wyman returned to school and graduated from UMKC. He earned a Master’s degree from the University of Missouri and went on to earn his PHD in mathematics at the University of Kansas. He taught at the University level for the rest of his career.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Rheta and his brother, Jerry Fair (Blythe) of Corona Del Mar, CA and many loving nieces and nephews.

Wyman Fair was an extraordinary man who was loved by all who knew him and will be greatly missed.

No services are planned.

8 Condolences

  1. Harold Baggerly on May 21, 2020 at 7:43 am

    I worked with Wyman in the Math Analysis group at Midwest Research Institute from 1962 to 1964, We became good friends. We laughed many times about the line “…I’m little but I’m old.” from the movie “To Kill a Mockingbird.” I still have the advanced math book he passed on to me. I was privileged to walk a few steps on the pathway of life with him. He also spoke of his wife, Rheta with great fondness and respect.

  2. Dixie Baum on May 21, 2020 at 11:05 am

    Rheta – Names and memories from the past this morning. Your friends and co-workers in the lab at KUMC loved Wyman stories, and Wyman! Congratulations on 63 years together, and caring thoughts from both me and John.

    Dixie Baum

  3. Susie Fair VanHouten on May 21, 2020 at 1:34 pm

    As I remember fond memories of my Uncle Wyman, I remember him as a gentle giant of a man who I loved and adored playing with as a child both in Kansas City, Phoenix and when we spent time together when Dad (Sonny Fair, his brother) passed away 30 years ago this July, I’m thankful he had a long life and touched many who were fortunate to know him. His kindness and love will always be cherished. Rest In Peace, Uncle Wyman,. ????????????
    Susie, Craig and Family

  4. Ronald Ragland on May 22, 2020 at 9:14 am

    Played on the same basketball team with Wyman and his brother at KCU..(UMKC)
    in the 50s….enjoyed his presents…great guy…

  5. Bob and Darlene Morgan on May 22, 2020 at 11:40 am

    Dear Rheta,
    You would be surprised at the many times Bob has reminisced about his friendship with Wyman and Jerry. Bob played basketball and football with Jerry in grade school and then with Wyman and Jerry at East High and then
    with Wyman, Jerry and Ron Ragland for the UMKC Kangaroos. They had many crazy and fun team trips. So many cherished memories.
    Our deepest sympathy to you and to Jerry.

    Bob and Darlene Morgan

  6. Henry Napierala on May 28, 2020 at 10:19 am

    Dear Rheta,
    What a dear friend Wyman was. We just got your letter today, and I am heart broken. I cant wait to see you again. You two made our neighborhood great!

  7. Gabriel Lugo on June 17, 2020 at 2:09 pm

    Dear Rheta

    So sad to hear these news. Both my wife Ana Maria and me were very fond of him. We cherish our memories surf fishing and smoking blue fish. Our hearts are with you.
    Gabriel Lugo, UNCW

  8. Dareld & Martha Albright on June 26, 2020 at 3:42 pm

    Dear Rheta

    Our Sincere Sympathy to You so sad to hear of the Passing of Wyman. In the
    short time we knew the both of You we certainly enjoyed your Friendship and
    the Coffees we had at Brand Woods.

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