PHILIP N. GOLDING

Posted May 04, 2011, at 7:38 p.m.

SMITHFIELD – Philip N. Golding, 87, died May 3, 2011. He was born May 3, 1924, in Danforth, son of George and Olive (Estabrook) Golding.

He graduated from Danforth High School and attended The Bartlett Tree and Landscaping Service School. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was part of the first convoy over the Burma Road into China. He was employed as a landscaper and tree surgeon, working throughout the Washington, D.C. area.

He was predeceased by his siblings, Merle, Donald, Pearl Tuck and Arnold "Bobbie" Golding. Surviving are his wife, Marjorie, with whom he would have celebrated 61 years of marriage May 11; his children, Colleen Golding, Eileen Lynch, William Golding, Phyllis Spires and MariAnne Golding; grandchildren, Brian Lynch and wife, Amber, Samantha Spires, Megan Lynch, Zachary Golding, Nicholas Golding and Anthony Spires; sister-in-law, Dorothy Merrill and husband, Dr. Stanley Merrill; many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. May 7 at United Baptist Church, 47 Church St., Oakland. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to United Baptist Church, 47 Church St., Oakland, ME 04963 or Maine Warden Service Canine Search and Rescue. Arrangements are by Wheeler Funeral Home, Oakland.

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