George's Story

BUCKSPORT - George Ellis Springer Jr., (b. June 3, 1940) went to be with his wonderful Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, whom he loved and served, on February 26, 2016. He was cared for by his loving wife of 46 years, Linda, daughter Sarah, and sisters-in-law, Loris DiCesare and Jill Briggs, as he battled with brain cancer. He was predeceased by his father, George Springer Sr.; mother, Mary Ashmore Springer; infant son, George Ellis Springer III; and brothers-in-law, Ray, Frederick, Albert, Robert, Roger, and Michael.

He is survived by: His brother Richard, wife Lynda, daughter Amy and George, their son Jacob, son Mark and Rachael. His sister Lorena Thombs, her son Ray Jr. and Tracey, their children Jessica, Elizabeth, and Nehemiah. Her daughter Rebecca Joie and Doug, her sons John and Leroy. Her daughter Rachael and Sonny, their children Catlyn and Christine. Her daughter Ruth and Derek, their daughter Rosalin. Sister-in-law Dawn Moylan and her sons Steven and Carol; Scott and Betty, their children Seth, Silas, Emily, and Garrett; Stuart and Diane, their children Matthew and Amanda. Her daughters Sharon and Johanne; Susanna and Robert, their sons Ryan and Josh. Sister-in-law Jill Briggs and Robert, their daughters Bethany, BeckyLee, and Jennifer and Fred, their daughter Kenzi. Sister-in-law Loris DiCesare, her sons Jeff and Joanne, their daughter Celeste; Wayne and Michele, their son Justin. Sister-in-law Pat, her step daughters Theresa, Denise, and Nancy. Sister-in-law Marietta, her children Ashley, Pamela, Heather, and Jeremy. Sister-in-law Nida, her daughters Teresa and Skip; Carol and Tim.

He was a 1959 graduate of Erskine Academy. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, where he served for 4 years before transferring to the United States Navy for 3 years. He graduated in 1972 from Glen Cove Bible School where he served as a dorm parent for the Academy. He and Linda faithfully served the Lord together in pastorates in Wolfboro, N.H., Patten and Sherman, Maine, and lastly, in Sedgwick, Maine. He also held a Bible Study at Deer Run in Deer Isle, Maine, was director in residence at the Bangor Rescue Mission, worked for Webber Supply as a delivery truck driver, and was a school bus driver.

The family would like to thank Pastor Donato and their church family at Bucksport Bible Church. The New Hope Hospice nurses and staff, especially Debbie and Karen. The dear volunteers Joe and Valerie Sulia and Clay, who sat many hours with him. The doctors and nurses at EMMC, Cancer Care of Maine, and Dr. Bjorn of BRHC.

Services will be held on Sunday, March 6th at the Bucksport Bible Church on Central Street in Bucksport. Visiting hours will be from 2pm to 3pm, the service will be at 3pm, and a fellowship time will follow.
Published in Bangor Daily News
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