LAMOINE – Walton T. McFarland Jr., 87, passed away at his home March 20, 2017. He was born in Blue Hill, Feb. 6, 1930, the son of Walton T. and Marion M. (Day) McFarland Sr.
Walt graduated from Bar Harbor High School, class of 1947. He worked for Strattons & Morrison Chevrolet and then C.K. Foster for 43 years as bookkeeper, manager and sales as well. On Dec. 2, 1967, Walt and Marion opened the Giant Sub Shop, which he was working at up until his death.
He enjoyed riding in his grandfather’s 1929 Model A, which was in last year’s Christmas parade. He had many hobbies, which included working, braiding rugs, keeping track of the weather and collecting antique tin containers.
Walt was treasurer and member of the Lamoine Historical Society and served 50 years as chairman of the deacons of the Lamoine Baptist Church. He and Marion worked on the Lamoine Veterans Memorial plus the 125th anniversary for the town of Lamoine.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Marion; son Gary McFarland and wife, Debbie; daughter Jean Donovan and husband, Roland; and will be sadly missed by his feline friends, Buddy and Spot, all of Lamoine; brother-in-law Lloyd Sawyer; nephews Wayne Sawyer and wife, Meg, Thomas Sawyer, Bruce Sawyer and wife, Meg, Paul Hamor and wife, Michelle; grand-nephew Nathan Sawyer; and grand-nieces Karis Sawyer, Kristen Sawyer, Sophie Hamor and Brynnli Sawyer. He was predeceased by his sister Dolores Sawyer.
Contributions in Walt’s memory may be made to Lamoine Historical Society, c/o Susan Hodgkins, 821 Bar Harbor Road, Trenton, ME 04605 or Lamoine Baptist Church, c/o Treasurer, 24 Lamoine Beach Road, Lamoine, ME 04605 or Lamoine Fire Department, 606 Douglas Highway, Lamoine, ME 04605.
Calling hours will be held 5 to 7 p.m., March 25, 2017, at Jordan-Fernald, 113 Franklin St., Ellsworth. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m., March 26 at the Lamoine Baptist Church.
Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com.