R. Wilmont ‘Willie’ Weeks

1919 – 2009

FARMINGTON — R. Wilmont “Willie” Weeks, 89, of Wilton died early Saturday, June 20, at Edgewood Manor.
He was born in Wilton, Nov. 26, 1919, a son of Robert D. and Fannie M. (Priest) Weeks and attended Wilton Academy, graduating in 1938. He was first married to Grace Oakes and on Sept. 24, 1953, married Helen Blaisdell in Strong. She died May 8, 1980. On June 26, 1981, he married Ethel (Palmer) Bates in Saco.
He was employed at Lamkin’s Hatchery in North Chesterville for 37 years, later worked at Farmington Laundry and was employed for 24 years at Backus Garage, Franklin Jeep-Chrysler, retiring May 7, 2001.
Willie was a long-time resident of North Chesterville and was a nearly 80-year member of the Chesterville Grange. He also was a member of Williamson Lodge IOOF of Wilton. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking, making homemade ice-cream, snowmobiling and the family camp he built many years ago in Harpswell. He will be fondly remembered for creating the lady at “Lover’s Rock” in East Wilton.
He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Ethel of Wilton; his children, George Weeks and his wife, Diane, and Nancy Lake, all of Farmington, and Michael Weeks of Gray; six stepchildren, Reggie Spencer and his wife, Kathy, of Salem, Steve Spencer and his wife, Beverly, of Burnham, Terry Spencer and his wife, Harriett, of Smithfield, Susan Bragdon and her husband, Sonny, of Wilton, Mark Paine and his wife, Cathy, of Virginia, and Cindy Paine of Wilton; brothers, Milton Weeks and his wife, Doris, of Farmington and Wallace Weeks and his wife, Maxine, of Wilton; sisters, Roberta French of Farmington and Glenys Gilbert of Wilton; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and his former wife, Grace (Oakes) Drown of Farmington.
He was predeceased by a sister, Rena Adams; and a son-in-law, Bill Lake.

The family would like to thank everyone at Edgewood Manor and Beacon Hospice for all of their care.

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