Charles R. Spaulding Sr.
1929 – 2017
SKOWHEGAN — Charles “Charlie” R. Spaulding Sr., 87, passed away Feb. 23. He was born in Gardiner on Oct. 31, 1929, the son of Perley O. and Clara May (Taylor) Spaulding.
Charlie was a veteran and saw combat during the Korean War. After his military service he returned to Skowhegan, where he worked as a construction superintendent. After he left construction, he opened his own business Spaulding Woodcrafts. He and his wife, Lola, loved to spend weekends riding from one end of the state to the other, stopping at yard sales and finding bargains. If they saw a cast iron frying pan, an old handsaw or a woodworking tool, it would be bought and put into the car.
Charlie is survived by his wife, Lola (Lepage) Spaulding of Skowhegan; two sons, Perley “Dickie” Spaulding and wife, Debbie, of Richmond, and Charles Spaulding Jr. and wife, Hattie, of Palmyra; three daughters, Clara Burrill and husband, Kurt, of Canaan, Melody Rothe and husband, Jim, of Jacksonville, Fla., and Sandra Hayden and husband, Mark, of Canaan. Charlie was predeceased by his eldest daughter, Kelly M Trial.
Charlie had 11 grandchildren (1 deceased) and 11 great-grandchildren. They were his pride and joy. The family would like to send a special thank-you to Dr. Forster and the nursing staff at Redington Fairview Hospital.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Charlie’s memory to the Somerset Humane Society, PO Box 453, Skowhegan, Maine 04976.
Arrangements under the direction and care of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan.