MONMOUTH — Roddy A. Glover Jr., 57, of Monmouth died unexpectedly Thursday, Aug. 16, at his home. He was born in Augusta on April 17, 1961, the son of Roddy A. Glover Sr. and Jacqualyn (Cooper) Prescott.

Roddy was a lifelong avid outdoorsman who trapped, musket, rifle and bow hunted year-round based on the season. His skills in tracking were so phenomenal that in September 2000, he witnessed and found the tracks of what was believed to be a mother and cub mountain lion, later supported by state game officials. When not out in the woods, you could find him out fishing, both summer and winter, where he also taught his many children and grandchildren the same outdoor skills he had honed in himself. Other family activities included off-roading in the “Booney Boss,” camping, snowmobiling, and taking his children for walks in the woods, where they would also trek to pick out their annual family Christmas tree. He could have taught Clark Griswold a thing or two about Christmas tree hunting. Roddy’s home was filled with life and laughter, from game nights, to potluck gatherings, to his incredible yearly pig roasts. Roddy also loved his many dogs. Starting with Cocoa, his first dog as a young boy, to his two longest living companions Bear, who lived to be 12, and Chevy who was with him for 13 years and who would bring Roddy his slippers and retrieve the mail from their mailbox. Roddy leaves behind his newest fur baby, Maggie.

The saying goes, “a jack of all trades, master of none.” Roddy was definitely a jack of all trades, but he was the quintessential master of wherever his interests took him. Some of those interests included woodworking, auto mechanics, carpentry, taxidermy and art. He is well known for his taxidermy, which is displayed in many local businesses and personal collections throughout Maine. Even in his earliest years, Roddy was a gifted artist. In primary school, he created a life-sized drawing depicting a jungle wildlife scene, which he drew based on a story his teacher had read to the class, with no direction or instruction in drawing.

Roddy was also active in his community and participated on various teams throughout his life: he was part of the Monmouth Fire Department, Monmouth’s Fish & Game, the State of Maine Bow Competition Team, a snowmobile racing team, and worked as a pit crew member at Oxford Plains Speedway.

Roddy lived life to its fullest, but beyond all of his interests and accomplishments he was a family man, full of love, compassion and giving. One of his daughter Amy’s greatest memories is the huge smile he had on his face when walking into the hospital after each of her children, Pheonix and Brielle, were born. It was his greatest pleasure spending time with his family, including attending his son Lucas’ wrestling matches, attending the annual father/daughter dance with his youngest daughter, Amber and granddaughter, Chloe, and fishing with his sons, Robbie and Lucas, and grandsons, Jordan, Rylee and Drew. Jordan, his eldest grandson, particularly loved the time he spent with his grandfather turkey hunting. Roddy helped so many people along his path, including watching over elderly neighbors, helping to create sets for his children’s school theatre productions, doing carpentry work for free when people could not afford the work, and most recently, taking in an abandoned Blue Jay nest and nursing the babies until they flew off to begin their lives in the woods. Son, brother, father, uncle, grandfather, partner, friend, he will be immensely missed by his closest friends and his loving, adoring family.

Roddy was predeceased by his father, Roddy A. Glover Sr.; his son, Robert (Robbie) Glover; and his stepfather, Clarence Prescott. He is survived by his longtime companion, Carol Hand; his mother, Jackie Prescott of Monmouth; his daughters, Amanda Hammond and her husband, Josh, of Monmouth, Amy Aubut and her husband, Brian, of Winthrop, Allison Sayler and her husband, Eric,of Lewiston and Amber Hand, of Monmouth; son, Lucas Hand, of Monmouth; his brothers, David Glover and his wife, Catherine, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and John Glover and his wife, Rita, of East Lyme, Conn.; sister, Penny Glover, of Gorham; stepmother, Diana Glover, of East Lyme, Conn.; stepsister, Linda Willey and her husband, Lanny, of Warren; along with his six cherished grandchildren, Jordan, Rylee, Chloe, Drew, Pheonix and Brielle.

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