Chester's Story

CHARLESTON - Chester Albert Sawyer Jr. passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 18, 2015 while working on his farm, preparing for the winter months ahead, and tending to his family's warmth.

Chet (as he was affectionately known to all) was born in 1952, the son of Chester Albert Sawyer and Leah Marie (Weeks). His childhood was spent in Bangor and Exeter, along with his brother and sisters, who survive him: Annie and her husband Richard Goodwin, Leland and his wife Beverly, Katherine Violette and her significant other Chuck, and Beverly and Henry Hartley. He leaves his wife Carol (Vigue) Sawyer with a broken heart after 27 years of marriage. He is also survived by his children, Chester Albert Sawyer 3rd, Rachel Danley and her husband Craig, and Sarah Brooks and her husband, Eric. His grandchildren, Damin and Erika Brooks, and the apple of his eye, the little tyke that put a twinkle in Chet's eye, his beloved grandson Jordon Brooks.

Chet worked at Pottle's Transportation for many years, and then switched careers and worked as a skilled meat cutter for Maple Lane Farms for the rest of his career. Working at Maple Lane was a big part of his life and community, and he developed many friendships there, and enjoyed them all.

Chet was a man of few words, but deep insight to what really matters in life. He loved his Camp, Nascar, camping with his family, snowmobiling and "ATV-ing." For those who knew Chet, they knew him as a gentle giant, with tender hands and a kind soul, which now rests in heaven with the family that have gone before him, as well as his traveling buddy for many years, his dog Chocolate.

Those who wish may make a memorial donation for his grandson Jordon Brooks. Contributions may be sent to Maine Savings Federal Credit Union, 500 Main Road, Corinth, ME 04427

Rest in peace Chet, although you are gone in body, you are with us all in spirit.

A celebration of life is planned for Sunday 10/25/15 at the Charleston Community Center from 4 to 6 PM all are welcome. A Spring 2016 memorial is planned at the camp he loved.

Cremation arrangements are in care of Thompson Funeral Home, 17 Hudson Rd, Corinth, ME 04427
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