PRESQUE ISLE - Vinal Richard McPherson, 81, passed away Monday Dec. 15, 2014 at a Presque Isle health care facility. He was born on March 9, 1933 in Mapleton, the son of Vinal W. "Buster" and Phoebe J. (Grendell) McPherson.
He actively served in the U.S. Air Force 1952-1956, and in the reserves 1956-1960. Vinal retired in 1991 from New England Telephone Co. after 32 years. He enjoyed hunting, golfing, and snowmobiling. Vinal was an active member of the Mapleton United Methodist Church, a member of the Chapman Snowmobile Club and the Maine Snowmobile Association.
He is survived by his wife Louise Ann (Nightingale) McPherson of Presque Isle, two sons Boyd McPherson and his wife Jeanese of Marysville, WA, Philip McPherson and his wife Margaret of Presque Isle, a daughter Lynn Frost and her husband Dean of Litchfield, NH, a sister Ina Hoffses and her husband Gene of Castle Hill, a brother Elvin "Chick" McPherson and his wife Lauri of Mapleton, grandchildren Michael and Katelyn McPherson, Kristen and Erin Frost, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, and a brother William McPherson. The family wishes to give thanks to the staff at Leisure Village for all the care and support they gave Vinal.
Friends may call 1 p.m. Saturday Dec.20, 2014 at the Mapleton United Methodist Church, where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. with Rev. Dorothy Mattson officiating. Spring interment will be at Southside Cemetery, Mapleton. Donations may be made in his memory to Mapleton United Methodist Church, PO Box 208, Mapleton, ME 04757 or to a charity of one's choice. Online condolences may be shared at www.duncan-graves.com