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Gordon O. Withee
ST. ALBANS—Gordon O. Withee, 74, went to be with his Lord November 15, 2012. He was born March 28, 1938 in Hartland, a son of Frank and Lois (Otis) Withee, Jr. He left high school to join the U. S. Air Force, where he was an aircraft mechanic. He taxied and pre-flight tested C-54 cargo planes. He also served in the Air National Guard for 4 years and was a Staff Sargeant in the Army Reserves for 10 years.

After leaving the military, Gordon received his G. E. D. from Dexter Regional High School. He was employed at the Dexter Shoe Company in Dexter for 35 years. Gordon was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter for over 30 years and currently was a member of the Pleasant Street Christian Church in Corinna.

Gordon has battled with ALS for the last 5 years and has spent the last year at the hospice unit in Togus. During his disease at home and at hospice his positive attitude and faith in God was an inspiration to all those who visited and cared for him. The family wishes to especially thank Gordon’s caregivers at home and at Togus.

He is survived by his wife Waneta of St. Albans; a son, John and wife Cathy of Tampa, FL; 2 daughters and their husbands, Lisa and Peter Nagle of Farmington, and Heidi and Steve Lawson of Dexter; 2 brothers and their wives, Alton and Pauline of Eddington and Frank and Barbara of Greene; 2 sisters, Glenice Hodgson of Cape Elizabeth and Joyce King of Rowley, MA; step children, Jon and wife Jen Hanson of Palmyra, Joni Boissonneault of Windham, Wanda and husband Dennis Goodrow of Corinth; Johnnie and wife Camelia Neal of Hartland, Bonnie and husband Kennie Moreau of Derry, NH, and Douglas Neal and friend Bobbiejo of St. Albans; 6 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; 12 step grandchildren; 9 step great grandchildren; and a very special “granddaughter” who helped care for him, Alicia Jacobs of St. Albans. He was predeceased by a brother Clinton.

Friends may call from 6-8 P.M. Friday, November 23rd, at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport. Funeral services will be held 11 A.M. Saturday, November 24th, at the Pleasant Street Christian Church, Corinna. Burial will be in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Dexter.

Memorial donations may be made to the Pleasant Street Christian Church, 29 St. Albans Road, Corinna, ME 04928. Those who wish may leave written tributes at www.CrosbyNeal.com

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