SCOTT R. GOODSPEED
Formerly of Grafton, Massachusetts, Scott moved to Wells, Maine after marrying his wife, Cheri (Coulton) Goodspeed. They ran their restaurant "Merriland Ridge" in Wells for ten years before moving to Greenville, Maine, where they have since revived the old Moosehead Lake Indian Store into what is now known as Kamp Kamp, with their brother, Randal Coulton.
Scott lived life to the fullest, full throttle most would say. He was not here "for a long time but a good time" and anyone that had the privilege to know him could attest to that! He took up skydiving at 60 years of age. He loved the thrill and speed that he also had from his restored Corvette.
Scott was passionate about his work and at times was teased that his cell phone meant more to him than anything else. His career took him all over the world, and most recently he worked for Farr Air Pollution Control out of Jonesboro, Arkansas and truly had found his niche. His contributions to the Thermal Spray community for over 38 years will be missed. He worked with companies like Pratt and Whitney, General Electric, Rolls Royce and made lasting relationships and many friends that he cherished. He was a call fire fighter in Grafton, Mass. and retired as a lieutenant, for Ladder Company #1, after 25 years, before moving to Maine.
He was most proud of the fact that he was an Eagle Scout in Grafton, MA, and was the youngest to ever attain that honor in Troop 107 at Grafton, Mass. at that time. He was affiliated with many organizations in his line of work which included International Thermal Spray Association (ITSA), American Welding Society (AWS), Thermal Spray Society (TSS), and American Society of Metals (ASM).
He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Cheri of Greenville; a daughter, Kelly and her husband, Chas Allen and their children, Tabitha and Sam of Hardwick, Mass; a son, Dale and his wife, Danielle and their children, Cadence and Wesley of North Grafton, Mass; a daughter, Erica Rose of Ogunquit, Maine; and Scott and Cheri's furry, loving companion, Lily. Many special family members and friends supported Scott during this battle with what we called the "Little C", and he thanks you all for your loving thoughts and prayers.
A Memorial Cruise on the Historic Katahdin to honor Scott's life will be on Sunday, August 14, 2011 from 4 to 6 pm. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Scott's memory to the local charity of your choice in Greenville, Maine: C.A. Dean Memorial Hospital, Greenville Junction Depot Friends, Moosehead Historical Society, and Moosehead Marine Museum - Katahdin Cruises.
Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Greenville. For an online guest register, go to www.CrosbyNeal.com.
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