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Calvin Augustus Thompson

Jul 1, 1931 - Mar 28, 2017

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Lincoln - Calvin Augustus Thompson, 85, husband of Dorothy (Stevens) Thompson, died peacefully March 28, 2017, at Colonial Healthcare in Lincoln. He was born July 8, 1931, in Prentiss, the son of William H. and Laura M. (Ludden) Thompson. He will be remembered as a devoted husband and loving father and grandfather. He was a successful businessman, but was known for his generosity.
After his marriage to Dot in 1950, he joined his Dad on the farm in Webster Plt. as a dairy and potato farmer and raised his daughters there. He received the Outstanding Young Farmer for Penobscot County at 28 in 1960. He started logging in 1968 and continued to build his logging and trucking business, Thompson Forest and Trucking, Inc., having 110 employees in the early '70s.
Cal and Dot moved to Lincoln in 1974. Cal received the Outstanding Achievement Award from Lee Academy in 1987, Maine Outstanding Logger Award from the Maine Forest Council in 1992, and Northeast Division Outstanding Logger Award from the American Pulpwood Association in 1992. He served as Maine Republican Representative in 1992-1994.
He was a member of Horeb Lodge #93 of Masons and belonged to all the Scottish Rite bodies, including the Anah Temple Shrine at Bangor. After retiring, Cal and Dot enjoyed traveling throughout the U.S. with their camper. Eventually they resided winters in Florida.
Calvin is survived by his wife of 66 years, Dorothy. He is also survived by his children Sandra and Danny Delano, Patsy Dyer, Mary and George Keegan and Gay and Steve Proctor and grandchildren Ryan and Kerry, Jaime and Jason, Brandon and Amy, Jodi and Tom, Jinger and Chris, Travis and Betheny, Zachary and Kathy, Eliza and Joe, and Ali and Jeremy; 20 great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Wilhemina Thompson Porter and a son-in-law Bob Dyer. Thanks to caregivers Angel, Jen, Dawn, Julie, Marcia and Lisa for special care given to our parents.
Friends may call from 12 noon to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 1, 2017, at Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road, Lincoln, where a Masonic Memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. A funeral service will be held immediately following the Masonic service, with Jason Pangburn officiating. Interment will be in Lincoln Cemetery at a later date. In support of his great grandson, Calvin, in lieu of flowers, please send donations to Dravet Syndrome Foundation, Inc., PO Box 3026, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034. Condolences may be expressed at www.clayfuneralhome.
Published on  March 30, 2017
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