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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