ARROLL WILMONT RIDEOUT JR.

Posted Dec. 19, 2011, at 7:42 p.m.

MARS HILL – Arroll Rideout Jr., 64, slipped into eternity with his Lord Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, after a brief illness. His zeal for life and all it held will be greatly missed. Arroll was born March 18, 1948, to parents Arroll Sr. and Grace (Kinney) Rideout.

He graduated from Central Aroostook High School in 1966 and went to work for the Department of Transportation retiring July 19, 2011, after 40 years of service. He married his best friend, Susan Lawrence, Nov. 23, 1966, and together they enjoyed 45 years of wonderful memories, traveling and meeting new people. Arroll had so many lasting friends that are too numerous to mention, but they know who they are. Arroll’s kindness to others and his love for his family will be remembered as a tribute to the person he was. He enjoyed construction, gardening, hunting and fishing, as well as motorcycling and travel.

In addition to his wife, Susan (Lawrence) Rideout, he is survived by four children, James and his wife, Lori, of Mars Hill, Julie and her friend, Bryant Billings, of Westfield, Joel and his wife, Carrie, of Blaine, and Jonathan and his wife, Melanie, of North Waterboro. Arroll has seven grandchildren, TJ, Zachery, Ellen, Mitchell, Max, Hunter and Emma; seven brothers and sisters, Dixie and Brian Grass, Donald and Connie Rideout, Bill and Sharon Rideout, Deborah Rideout, Patsy Rideout, Barry Rideout and Penny Rideout; and many nieces and nephews.

There will be no calling hours at Arroll’s request. A celebration of life will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, at East Ridge Union Church with Pastor Lawrence Beals officiating. Refreshments and a time of remembrance will be held immediately after the service in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to East Ridge Union Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 45, Mars Hill, ME 04758. Arrangements in care of Duncan Funeral Home, 8 Main St., Mars Hill. Condolences may be expressed at

www.duncan-graves.com.

"It is a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance,

that Jesus Christ came into

the world to save sinners, among whom I am foremost

of all. Yet for this reason I found mercy, so that in me

as the foremost, Jesus Christ might demonstrate His perfect patience as an example for those who would believe

in Him for eternal life"

- 1 Tim. 1:15&16

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