In Memoriam : Rodney Childs
Rodney Harold Childs - age: 77
(August 04, 1936 to September 03, 2013
A graveside service with military and Masonic Honors will be held on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 11 AM at South Buxton (Tory Hill) Cemetery with a reception to follow at Hollis Center Baptist Church.
BUXTON- Rodney Harold Childs, age 77, of Lord Road, passed away unexpectedly on Sept. 3, 2013 at his home with his dog by his side.
He was born in Springfield, VT on August 4, 1936, a son of the late Leighton and Rachael (Barrows) Childs.
After graduating from Springfield High School in 1955, he proudly served his country in the US Navy. He served in Vietnam and several other duty stations throughout his 20+ year Naval career.
In 1974, he retired as a Chief Petty Officer. Later he was employed at Carl Subler's Trucking, Tim's True Value Hardware, Tory Hill Store and 3D's Variety.
He was a member of Kora Temple, Legion of Honor, Buxton Lodge#115, York Royal Arch Chapter, St Amand Commandery#20, Scottish Rite, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #679, American Legion#197, VFW Post 771, and Elks Lodge#1597. He also remained active in the Shriners and participated in many parades as part of the Honor Guards.
After retirement, Rodney enjoyed taking care of his homestead, hunting and fishing with friends and family, and venturing to the Oxford Casino to spend his "childrens inheritence".
His Greatest Achievements were being a husband of 43 years, and a loving and caring father and grandfather.
He was preceeded in death by his siblings- Joyce, Jean and Melvin "Butch".
Rodney is survived by his beloved wife- Marge (Duprey) Childs; children- Kim Adams of Buxton, Tami Cawood and her husband Jim of Buxton, Randy Childs and his wife Patty of FL, Charles Adams and his wife Nicole of Buxton, John Childs of FL; siblings- Thomas Childs and his wife Linda of NY, Leighton Childs and his wife Lee of NY, Janet Williams and her husband James of NY, James Childs of NY and Judy Anderson and her husband Andy of NC; several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He will always be remembered as being very personable, enjoying a good conversation and being an active member of his community.
A graveside service with Military and Masonic Honors will be held on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 11 AM at South Buxton (Tory Hill) Cemetery with a reception to follow.
Arrangements are with Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home – Buxton www.DCPate.com
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Buxton Fire and Rescue, 185 Portland Rd., Buxton, ME 04093.
Joanne Nichols - September 5, 2013 Contact this person
Marge and family just wanted you to know we are sorry for your loss. Chad & Joanne Nichols
Dianne Marrotte - September 5, 2013 Contact this person
Marge, and family; We are so sorry for your loss; It happened so fast, and its so hard to believe he is gone. Please let us know if theres anything more we can do, you only have to call AND WE WILL BE THERE.! We have some amazing stories to share from his time working , I was telling kim, when he spoke he commanded attention from everyone around, due to his stature , and big voice.. He had quite a following here at the store, " the boys " that he had stop by every morning, and chatted with him, are still coming in everyday, and asking for him. There was a time, when most thought he owned the store, due to his take charge attitude. He always always had a friendly cheerful smile, and a wink that he used so often when teasing. We don't remember a time that he wasent happy, and seemed to be in control of any situation, and let anything slide. He will be missed by so many. be well, and we shall see you soon.