EVERETT W. MCLEOD SR.

Posted Dec. 21, 2010, at 7:42 p.m.

LEE – Everett W. McLeod Sr., 68, husband of Sarah (McGaw) McLeod, passed away Dec. 20, 2010, at his home. He was born Dec. 15, 1942, in East Winn, the son of Maynard and Phyllis (Bartlett) McLeod. Everett graduated from Mattawamkeag High School in 1961. He attended Mattawamkeag United Methodist Church. He worked at Great Northern Paper Co., owned and operated a Sunoco station in Lincoln, and for more than 35 years he traveled the state of Maine working in industrial sales. He was very active in the town of Lee, serving on the school board and the board of selectmen for many terms. He received an Outstanding Young Man of America award in 1978. He had served in the state of Maine Legislature as District 11 representative for the past six years and was just sworn in for his fourth term. He was the voice at the Springfield Fair for many years. Everett was an avid sportsman, as well as an antique auto enthusiast. For 47 years, he took great pride in owning his own 1959 Corvette. In addition to his wife, Sarah, he is survived by a son, Everett McLeod Jr. and Aimee of Newburgh; a daughter, Suzanne Smith and Earl of Lee; three grandchildren, Kenzie, Kolby and Kloie McLeod; siblings, Opal Arnold Vaillancourt and Roger of Westbrook, Ronald McLeod and Connie of Mattawamkeag, Ruby Bennett and Barry of Old Town, Richard Colson and Jody of Kingman and Phillip Currier and Lisa of Pennsylvania; several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and his grandmother, Laura Bartlett, he was predeceased by a brother, Arthur McLeod. Friends may call 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 23, at Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road, Lincoln, where a memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 24, with the Rev. Leon Robinson officiating. Those who wish may donate in his memory to Mattawamkeag United Methodist Church or Lee Historical Society. Those who wish may sign an online register and leave written condolences at www.clayfuneralhome.com.

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