James Winfield Gott

May 24, 1926 - Oct 20, 2016

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Bucksport - James Winfield Gott, 90, passed away October 20, 2016, after a short illness. He was born in Hancock, Maine on May 24, 1926, to Edward J. and Velma (Stratton) Gott, the sixth of eight children and the last remaining child.
Jim attended schools in Hancock, Ellsworth, and Bucksport, graduating from Bucksport High School in June, 1945. In the summer of his senior year of high school, he started working at St. Regis Paper Company, where he continued to work for 44 years, retiring in 1988. He enjoyed baseball, basketball, camping, and UMaine hockey.
Retiring brought him great joy while helping raise Chris and Cory, tinkering in his garage, gardening, keeping the lawns groomed, the snow plowed, and ATVing.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth( Conners) Gott of 63 years; son, Peter and wife, Nancy Gott, of Bangor; granddaughter, Nicole Sickles of Dover, NH; daughter, Judy and husband, John Stevens, of Bucksport; grandsons and their families, Christopher and Kendra Davis of Brewer, special twin great-children Alexis and Harper Davis of Brewer, and Cory Davis and Kathleen Dougherty of Fitzwilliam, NH; sisters-in-law, Joan Gott of Old Town and Nancy Nielson of Kearns, UT; brothers and sisters-in-law, Rodney and Christine Gray of Frankfort and James and Miriam Conners of Topsham; many nieces and nephews and special nephew, Dale Keyes of Bucksport. He was predeceased by his parents, his siblings, Charles, Donald, Earl, Esther, Evelyn, Edward, and Ora; and grandson, Shane Sickles.
In lieu of flowers, think of Jim the next time you groom your hedges or mow your lawn as this is what he enjoyed so much. Per Jim's wishes, burial will be private for the family.
Published on  October 26, 2016
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