BANGOR - Forrest Edward Wheelock, 59, died unexpectedly Jan. 5, 2013, at his residence with his mother by his side. He was born Sept. 12, 1953, in Calais, the son of Edward Raymond Wheelock and Forrestine (Hammond) Wheelock.
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Forrest graduated from Greece Olympia High School in Greece, N.Y. He served his country in the U. S. Air Force entering in 1972 reaching to the rank of tech sergeant (E-6) retiring in 1991. Upon retirement from the military he went to work for the Maine Veterans Home. Forrest enjoyed working there as the activities director and was instrumental in having a chapel built as part of the new addition to the home. He also shared a special bond of 30 years of marriage and three wonderful children with Nancy R. (Ott) Letendre.
In addition to his dear mother, he survived by his children; Forrest Edward Wheelock and wife, Trecia, of Virginia, Essla Rae Blakeman and husband, James, of Brewer, Hannah Lauren Wheelock and boyfriend, Thomas Bouchard, of Bucksport; a brother, David Thomas Wheelock and wife, Barbara, of Fort Myers, Fla.; grandchildren, Jillian and Logan Wheelock, Lillian and Lainey Blakeman; nephew, Joseph Wheelock and wife, Yvonne, and their son, Joseph Wheelock Jr.; niece, Carrie Tuttle and husband, Carter; and numerous friends.
Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor, where funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday. Interment will be at a later date at Calais Cemetery, Calais. Gifts in his memory may be made to the Activities Fund, Maine Veteran's Home, 44 Hogan Road, Bangor, ME 04401. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.
Published in BDN Maine on Jan. 9, 2013
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