WINN – Clinton Haynes, 87, born July 7, 1926, went home to be with his Lord, Jan. 4, 2014. He passed away after a long life filled with devotion to his wife and family and to his community.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years, Beatrice “Dolly.” He is also survived by his children, Roger and his wife, Beth, and their children, Richard, Cassandra and Briana and her husband, Matt Morrill, and their son, Maddox; Gary and his wife, Louise, and their children, Sarah Cavarra and her son, Justin, Laura and her husband, Wade Betters, and their children, Micah, Lily and their soon to be adopted daughter, Mya Rose Chun Yan, and Kathy and her husband, Robert Rodriguez, and their son, Elijah; Debbie and her husband, Kevin Carey, and their son, Chris and his wife, Diana, and their son, Logan, and Jamie and her husband, Clancy King. He was predeceased by his father, George; his mother, Hazel (Whitney) Haynes; and brothers, Byron, Arnold and Vinal. His family was the most important thing in his life and he thanked and praised God for the blessing He had given him in being able to have his family around him and watching his children and grandchildren grow up and to see his great-grandchildren.
He served in World War II in the Philippines. He worked with his father, farming and working in the woods. He then worked for the school district as custodian and bus driver for 41 years. He was a dedicated employee went above and beyond in doing his job. The old Winn Consolidated School, from which he graduated in 1944, was renamed in his honor in October 1987, as the Clinton C. Haynes Elementary School. He also served the town of Winn as selectman for 19 years, tax collector for 14 years and tax collector/treasurer for 17 years. He had a passion for the town and did all he could to help the town and its residents. He believed that a man’s word was his bond and if you say something, you follow through on it. He touched countless lives through his dedication and service as husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, custodian, bus driver, selectman, tax collector and treasurer. He leaves a legacy of love of family, community service, honesty and integrity.
There will be a service to celebrate his life 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at Lee-Winn School. Everyone is welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the playground equipment fund at the Lee-Winn School. Please contact the school at 738-3060 or mail to Lee-Winn School, 1009 Route 168, Winn, ME 04495. To sign on online guest register or to leave written condolences, please visit www.clayfuneralhome.com.