Buckfield – John Linwood Damon Jr., 98, of Buckfield, died at his residence on April 10.

He was born in Buckfield on Aug. 5, 1907, the son of John L. and Myrtie (Buck) Damon and was educated in local schools. He had worked as a farmer most of his life. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening.

He especially loved his grandchildren. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having earned the Purple Heart and a Bronze Star as well as three Bronze Service stars, among other medals. He was a life-member of the VFW, American Legion and the NRA.

He is survived by three sons, John L. Damon III, Harold Damon and Alfred Damon all of Buckfield; two daughters, Mertie Remaley of Buckfield and Ruth McAllister of Norway; one brother, Harold Damon of Buckfield; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his wife, Helen (Record) Damon; one brother, Carroll Damon; and one sister, Alice Atkinson.