William O. “Bill” Guptill

WEST BALDWIN — William O. “Bill” Guptill, 83, of the Douglas Hill Road, died unexpectedly at his home on Aug. 9, 2012.

He was born in West Baldwin on March 31, 1929, the son of Roland and Doris Christie Guptill. He attended local schools and was a graduate of Potter Academy in Sebago.

He served in the Unites States Army. He married Bessie M. Murch on Nov. 11, 1949.

Bill was always a hard worker. He owned and operated William O. Guptill Excavation Co. in West Baldwin for many years. He had belonged to the West Baldwin Fire Department, the West Baldwin Grange and the Kezar Falls/Cornish Kiwanis Club.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing as a young man and later enjoyed traveling with his wife, Bessie. They went on several Maine Line tours including to Nashville, Branson and Niagara Falls. They also enjoyed trips each year to Cabbage Island and Owl’s Head. Above all, he loved spending time with his family and will be sadly missed by all who loved him.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Kenneth Guptill; and an infant great- granddaughter.

Surviving are his beloved wife, Bessie Guptill; three sons, Ronald Guptill, Joel Guptill Sr. and Steven Guptill, all of Baldwin; a brother, Delbert Guptill of Florida; a sister, Glenna Peare of Baldwin; six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Visiting hours and funeral service were held on Monday, Aug. 13, at the Watson, Neal & York Funeral Home, 71 Maple Street, Cornish. Pastor Robert Irish officiated. Burial followed at the New West Baldwin Cemetery.

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