MORRILL – Ernest G. Littlefield known to many as “Ernie” or “Bubble Belly” passed away on July 24, 2014 at his home in Morrill at the age of 77. He was born in Belfast on October 23, 1936 to Floyd and Lovicy Littlefield.
Ernie always had the desire for travel. He served in the National Guard and Air Force as an airplane instrument engineer during the Korean War, and worked for Grants Dairy. He married Norma (Decrow) in 1954 and together they had 5 children. They owned the Morrill Store in Morrill Village until it burned in 1970, and together they built the Morrill Store this is still there today. Although he was very well known as the “best meat cutter” in the area, his desire was for the open road. He drove tractor trailer for 42 ½ years mostly for R. C. Moore and then later a bus driver/tour guide for 14 years with Richards Coach Service and Northeast Charter Tours. He spent 19 Christmas seasons with Richard Moore selling Christmas trees in Florida. (Picture Ernie and Richard in shorts and Santa hats selling trees.) He was a Mason at the Quantabacook Lodge #129 in Searsmont for 49 years. He earned his 3rd degree and served as a past master. However, he was disappointed he wasn’t able to reach his 50 year pin which would have been earned in March 2015.
Ernie felt that using your brain was the most important part of being alive and the two most useless inventions were the calculator and the GPS.
He was predeceased by his parents, his sister Virginia Johnson, 2 sons; Keith and Baby Boy, a special friend Barbara Cross and a wife Verna. He is survived by a special friend Shirley Mank, a son; Bruce Littlefield and partner Bill Donald of Searsmont, 2 daughters and son in laws: Carol and Richard Cook of Morrill and Susan and Shawn Bailey of Belfast; his grandchildren; Brian Littlefield, Lacie Salinas, Bruce Littlefield Jr., Letitia Stover, Jane Littlefield, Kathleen Flannery, Kayla Maioriello and Jayme Bailey; and his great-grandchildren; Joseph, Jack, Megan, Elena, Trace, Nicholas, Blake, Tristen, Isabella, Keetan and Laityn.
The family would like to thank his special care givers; Mike Chapels and Carol Steele, also the many others that lent a hand in his care; especially his favorite nurse Maggie, also to the many visitors and those who brought things to him making his last days comfortable.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on August 9, 2014 at Grove Cemetery in Belfast. A celebration of life will be held following the service at the Troy Howard Middle School.
Arrangements are under the direction of Young Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Searsport. www.mitchelltweedie-young.com