William C. Fairley, a retired cable inspector for the Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., died of cancer Saturday at Chesapeake Hospice House in Linthicum. The Arnold resident was 77.
Born in Baltimore and raised on Lakewood Avenue, he attended city public schools.
During World War II, he served in the Army. He then joined BGE as a truck driver, and retired in 1990 as a cable-laying inspector.
He was a 33rd-degree Mason and member of the Highland Masonic lodge. He enjoyed crabbing, fishing and gardening.
Services were held yesterday at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Arnold, where he was a member.
Survivors include his wife of 32 years, the former Carole Bartel; two daughters, Jill H. Fairley of Arnold and Karen A. Akers of Hanover, Pa.; a brother, Raymond L. Fairley of Arnold; and two granddaughters.