John G. Wormwood Jr.

SOUTH PARIS — John G. Wormwood Jr., of South Paris, passed away at his residence on May 1, 2011, with his loving family by his side after a long battle with cancer.

He was born on April 13, 1937, in Kennebunk, to John and Laura Wormwood. In his younger years, he was employed at shoe shops and tanneries. He was, and always will be known as “Jonny Be Good.” He enjoyed fishing and camping with family and friends, but most of all, he loved hunting with “the Boys.”

John was a tinkerer and loved to wheel and deal. You could always find him working on his tractors. He would fix them up and paint them and make them “Brand New.” His favorite toy of all was his bulldozer. If anyone needed anything fixed, they would take it to John. He could make anything run.
He was predeceased by his wife of 46 years, the late Arline T. Wormwood; and his son, Joseph Wormwood.

He is survived by his nine children including sons, John of Norway, Raymond of Otisfield, Michael of Portland, Jason of South Paris and Joshua of Oxford; daughters, Laura Poire of Enfield, N.H., Theresa Derenburger of Waterford, Jennifer and Jillian of South Paris; his brother, Edmond of Dayton.
Per the family’s wishes, services will be private. Condolences may be expressed at

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