Kenneth W. Willey

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Kenneth W. Willey

November 04, 1931 - September 12, 2018

Alton Kenneth W. Willey, Sr., 86, beloved husband of 60 years to Bettina (Sadler) Willey, father, papa, and great papa, left this world for a better one September 12, 2018. He was born November 4, 1931, to Leon and Bernice (Hammond) Willey.
He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army, during Korea having served as a staff sergeant. He was employed at Old Town Canoe, Penobscot Shoe, and H.E. Sargent, and then built and ran Willey's Grocery for ten years. His greatest treasure in life was his family and he loved his camp at Schoodic Lake, especially when the kids were there. He was a member of the Charleston Pentecostal Church and loved his church family. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
He is survived by his wife, Bettina; three sons, David and Amanda, Russell and Lisa of Alton, and Kenneth Jr. and Melissa of Orrington; three daughters, Deborah and Wayne Meserve of Charleston, Jane and Patrick Peters of LaGrance, Janice and John Hatch of Alton; 14 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; two sisters, Helen Cobb and Melva Lagasse; sisters-in-law, Avis Oliver, Harriet and Edward Jefferson, Brenda Willey, Bonnie Sadler, and Barbara Humphrey. He was predeceased by his parents; two brothers, Ivanhoe and Stanley; and three sisters, Grace, June, and Hazel.
His nurse, Cyndi, from hospice of Eastern Maine, was an angel to her and he loved her.
A graveside service with military honors will be conducted 10 a.m. Saturday, September 15, 2018, at the Alton Cemetery. A celebration of life reception will follow at the Alton United Methodist Church fellowship hall. Memorial contributions may be made to the Charleston Church Fellowship Hall Fund Charleston Church, 185 Main Road, P.O. Box 179, Charleston, ME 04422.
Published on September 14, 2018
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Larry & Sandy Hall
Sep 16, 2018
Our deepest condolences go out to Russ and his entire family at this time.... Prayers
Stephanie (Lally)Boober
Sep 15, 2018
Thoughts n Prayers to the whole Willey family I have fond memories of everyone there in Alton , riding the bus, having fun n all just remember to keep him in your heart n he will never leave you Love you all
Sheila Ellis Smith
Sep 15, 2018
Very sorry to hear of your loss Brian, Brianna and family. Your Papa was a great man who will be missed by many. 💜
Ron & Linda Thomas
Sep 14, 2018
We are very sorry for your loss & our thoughts & prayers are with you all.
Tammy & Terry Stairs
Sep 14, 2018
So sorry to see of Ken's passing. Thoughts and prayers are with the whole family at this difficult time.
Nancy Sewell
Sep 14, 2018
Bettina, prayers for you and your family.
Dean Sadler & Kelly Cheney
Sep 14, 2018
Aunt Bettina and family, we are saddened to hear of Uncle Kenneth's passing. May the many memories you have through the years help to heal your broken hearts. God Bless.
Charlotte Soule
Sep 14, 2018
I am so sorry Russ for your lose. Your grandfather I did not know him but if he was like his grandson Russ he was a very special person. Once again sorry for your lose.
Monty & Estelle Rowe
Sep 14, 2018
Praying for the family, so sorry for your loss but he is in a much better place.
Randy and Holly Sadler
Sep 14, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family, so sorry to hear, but we'll see you on the other side, Uncle Kenneth
Randy and Holly Sadler
Sep 14, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family. So sorry to hear, but we'll see you on the other side 💜
Leo and Jessie Michaud
Sep 14, 2018
We are very sorry for your family's loss. We will always remember Kenneth's gentle, kind heart and warm smile that touched so many lives.
May healing thoughts and prayers help lift your hearts during this difficult time.
Leo & Jessie
James and Lois miller
Sep 14, 2018
we are so, very sorry for the loss, of your loved one. Prayers go out to you all... love and prayers