Fallin’s legacy now lives on in building

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 9, 1999

Earlier this year, it was with great sadness that we mourned the loss of longtime Natchez-Adams School employee Richard Lee Fallin. Now his name will always be synonymous with education.

On Thursday, the Natchez-Adams School Board renamed the Career and Technology Center in honor of Fallin.

He died in February after a long battle with cancer. He devoted 36 years of his life working in a variety of jobs for the school system.

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Fallin’s spirit will live on in the memories of his family, co-workers and the thousands of students his work touched through the years.

Countless students remember Fallin teaching industrial arts, mechanical drawing, driver’s education and diversified occupations.

And countless parents and administrators remember Fallin’s professionalism and hard work as director of the vocational-technical center, director of maintenance and assistant superintendent of operations.

Aside from his professional duties, Fallin also managed to spend time with his wife, Georgia Lance Fallin, and their two children, Donna Renee Harrison and her husband Stephen, and Tracy Richelle Fallin.

Everyone who knew Fallin will always remember the man. Now the building that bears his name may introduce his legacy to a new set of young people who will learn between the walls of the building.

We hope a little bit of Fallin’s spirit will be with each of those students as they learn each day.