Haynes F. Noyes

SOUTH PARIS — Haynes F. Noyes, 91, of Waterford died on Sept. 6, 2011, after a short illness.

Haynes was born in South Paris on Aug. 26, 1920, to Harry and Ida Noyes.

Shortly after graduating from Oxford High School, Haynes volunteered to serve in the Army during World War II. Following his discharge, he went to work on the railroad and held various other jobs until opening a small general store in South Waterford.

After closing the store he began his sales career working for Stan Wallace of Bridgton, then ultimately transferred to Benson & Sullivan Co. in Auburn, where he enjoyed a long and successful career, rising to the position of vice president and general manager, before retiring in 1978.

Haynes was a lifetime member of Mt. Tire’m Lodge #29 in Waterford and was an active member of the Masons, including a year on the lecture circuit as a district deputy for the State of Maine. He was also a deputy sheriff for Oxford County and a member of the Maine State Police Auxiliary.

For those who knew him well, you can easily recall passing him on the highway where he religiously walked two to five miles every day, regardless of the weather. In later years, he traded his walking shoes for his bicycle where, as a major embarrassment to those of us several years younger, he rode 25 to 30 miles daily.

He will be remembered for being a strong, firm, but fair and honest man — a man who always put family first. He was admired and loved by those close to him and highly respected by all who had the pleasure of meeting him. His physical presence will be missed, but his spirit will be in our hearts through eternity.

Surviving Haynes are his three sons, Leon of Tennessee, Bob of New Jersey and Steve of Florida; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

He was predeceased by Mildred, his loving wife of 53 years; and two sisters, Lucy “Dolly” Brown and Dorothy “Teddy” McGray.
A visitation was held on Friday, Sept. 9, at Oxford Hills and Weston Funeral Services, 1037 Main Street, Route 26, Oxford. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Sept. 10, at 10 a.m., at the Waterford Congregational Church. Interment followed at Elmvale Cemetery in South Waterford.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.oxfordhillsfuneralservices.com

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Haynes’ memory to: The Waterford Congregational Church, P.O. Box 59, Waterford, ME 04088 or the American Lung Association of Maine, 122 State St., Augusta, ME 04330.

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