Charles E. Morse, 83

Charles Morse

Charles Morse

SOUTH PARIS — Charles E. “Buster” Morse, 83, of South Paris, passed away Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015 at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Mass.

Buster was born in Newry on Feb. 15, 1932, a son of Cyrus Clark and Edna (Jordan) Morse. He attended schools in Hanover, Newry, Bethel and Locke Mills.
 Following high school, he drove a truck for Harris Tyler before entering the U.S. Army, where he served his country faithfully during the Korean War in the 40th Infantry Division.

After his return from duty, he married Shirley Crocket on June 30, 1956. She died on July 29, 1999.

Buster worked at ECKO Wood Products in Bethel for over 30 years. Following his retirement, he drove for Community Concepts and Western Maine Transportation, and had lived in South Paris for 18 years. 
Buster enjoyed going to the Oxford Casino and playing games on his iPad.

Besides his wife, Buster is predeceased by his brother, John Morse; and two sisters, Lilla (Tura) Martin and Patricia (Patsy) Moxcey.

He is survived by two sons, Kelly Morse of Wilton and Darren Morse of Harrison; three sisters, Ella (Flip) Morse of Auburn, Thelma Gaudet of Yarmouth and Loretta Bryant of Rochester, N.H.; his significant other for the last 15 years, Mary L. Rust of South Paris; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 8 at the Locke Mills Union Church, where a funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. with Rev. Sondra Withey officiating. Interment will be at the East Bethel Cemetery.

If desired, donations in Buster’s memory may be made to the Maine Veterans’ Home, 477 High Street, South Paris, ME 04281.

Arrangements are in the care of Chandler Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, 45 Main Street, South Paris.

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