John Henry Macom

Posted March 15, 2013, at 7:34 p.m.

BROOKSVILLE and BELFAST – John Henry Macom, 71, passed away peacefully March 12, 2013, at Maine Veteran’s Home, Augusta. He was born July 26, 1941, in Fisk, Mo., son of the late Clarence and Pansy Coleman Macom.

He grew up in Poplar Bluff, Mo., before moving to Brockton, Mass., where he attended local schools until enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corp. While proudly serving his country he was able to obtain his GED while stationed in Okinawa, Japan. He was a hard worker and lived life on his own terms. His hard work shown through when working at the poultry farm in Brooks. He would raise 60,000 chickens every four months something he would do for 10 years. After working on the farm he would become a truck driver for Superior Carrier and would have routes that would take him all over the state, he retired in 2002. He liked to travel and was fond of short day trips to Acadia, Schodic and other various destinations throughout Maine. He was a great story teller and loved to tell the stories about growing up with his brothers, Eli and Earl learning how to ride motorcycles with their stepfather and rolling out of the drive each on their own bike without a care in the world. He enjoyed watching Westerns on television and had a special place in his heart for his sheltie, Joey, who he would walk through the fields and up and down the road. He was a caring man with a big heart and he will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by his family, nieces and nephews; and his long time girlfriend, Carol Skogland.

He was predeceased by his parents, Clarence and Pansy Macom; sister, Verlia Parker; stepfather, Robert Holt. Survivors include his brothers, Eli Macom and his wife, Louise, of Mountain Home, Idaho, and Earl Macom and his wife, Becky, of Morrill; sister, Joyce Chamberlin of Belfast; brother, Robert Holt and his wife, Lucy, of New Hampshire; and special friend, Carol Skogland of Brooksville.

Arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 949 Main St., Waldoboro.You are invited to share your condolences, memories and photos with the family by visiting their Book of Memories page at www.hallfuneralhomes.com.

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