SOUTH PARIS — Carroll H. Piper died peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 16.

Carroll was the son of Francis (Frank) Piper and Annette Piper Clifford and grew up on the Piper Farm in Minot, working teams of horses in the woods and fields.

After graduating from Mechanic Falls High School, he proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a sergeant in artillery and saw heavy action in the Korean War.

After the war, he first worked at Marcal Paper, and later at J.W. Penney & Sons, where he worked for 30 years as a master machinist, and later shop foreman. He was married to Dixie Lee Piper from Mount Holly Spring, Pa., for over 60 years, before she died in 2015. He and Dixie lived for 60 years on the Plains Road in Poland, and most recently, Carroll lived happily in residence care at the Maine Veterans’ Home in South Paris.

Carroll, or ‘Josh,” or “Henry,” as he was known to many, was a Mainer to the core. He loved the great outdoors, fishing and especially hunting for white-tail deer. He loved spending time at his camp in Parkman, in the Moosehead region, with Dixie. They also traveled extensively throughout the U.S. and Alaska with his brother and best friend, Frank Piper, and his wife, Velora.

He is survived by his daughter, Karen Piper and husband, Andrew Lintz; his son, John Piper and wife, Holly; his grandson, Joshua Gallop; and his great-granddaughter, Ellise Gallop. He is also survived by a sister, Evelyn P. Keene; two brothers, Frank and wife, Velora Piper, and Robert and wife, Lori Clifford; as well as extended family members and friends.

He was also predeceased by his brother, Francis Arnold Piper.

The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the staff and residents of the Maine Veterans’ Home in South Paris for their care and comfort to their father and to the family. We will be forever grateful.

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