SOUTH PARIS — John G. Wormwood Jr., of South Paris, passed away at his residence on May 1 with his loving family by his side after a long battle with cancer.

He was born on April 13, 1937, in Kennebunk, to John and Laura Wormwood. In his younger years he was employed at shoe shops and tanneries. He was and always will be known as “Johnny Be Good.” He enjoyed fishing and camping with family and friends, but most of all, he loved hunting with “the Boys.”

John was a tinkerer and loved to wheel and deal. You could always find him working on his tractors. He would fix them up and paint them and make them “brand new.” His favorite toy of all was his bulldozer. If anyone needed anything fixed, they would take it to John. He could make anything run.

He is survived by his nine children: sons, John, of Norway, Raymond, of Ottisfield, Michael and partner, Todd, of Portland, Jason and his wife, Becky, of South Paris, Joshua and his wife, Janice, of Oxford; daughters, Laura Poire and her husband, Ron, of Enfield, N.H., Theresa Derenburger and her husband, Dale, of Waterford, Jennifer and her friend, Josh and Jillian and her friend, Josh, both of South Paris; his brother Edmond and his wife, Marge, of Dayton; and his special friend, Daphne Martin, and family.

He was predeceased by his wife of 46 years, Arline T. Wormwood; and his son, Joseph Wormwood.

“Johnny Be Good” you will be in our hearts forever.

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