Douglas E. Peaslee Sr., 86, of Jefferson, died Sept. 23 in Jefferson at his daughter Shirley’s home, where he was surrounded by family. Douglas was born April 13, 1930 in Somerville to Guy and Leola Benner Peaslee. Douglas grew up in Somerville and attended local schools. He started working in the woods at the age of 13.
He worked hard all his life in the woods, growing and harvesting Christmas trees. He also was a school bus driver, D.O.T. driver, and worked at the Dragon Cement Plant in Thomaston. He owned and operated Douglas Peaslee & Son’s Trucking Loam and Gravel for many years until he retired.
He was the road commissioner for the town of Jefferson for over 30 years. He was always busy working, and bartering to help others. He was a loyal, trustworthy and dependable person. His wife, Shirley, was the center of his world along with his children and grandchildren. He loved to go hunting and fishing so that he could provide food for his family through the long Maine winters.
He was predeceased by sons, Elbridge and Dennis Peaslee.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Shirley Peaslee of Jefferson; children, Douglas Peaslee Jr. and wife Teri of Jefferson, Delma Lee and husband Tom of Jefferson, Shirley St. Pierre of Jefferson, Roland Peaslee Sr. and wife Patricia of Jefferson, Kathy Peaslee of Jefferson, and Susan Peaslee and companion Daniel Achorn of Jefferson; brothers, Lawrence Peaslee of Edgecomb, and Guy Peaslee Jr. of Boothbay; sisters, Myra Cook of Florida, Evelyn Gaboury of Chelsea, and Marion Asdot of Wiscasset; grandchildren, Eric Morton, Corey St. Pierre, Nathan Lee, Roland Peaslee Jr., Danyl St. Pierre Williams, Joshua Peaslee, Amanda Peaslee, Luke Peaslee, Jessica Peaslee, Dylan Peaslee, Dalton Peaslee, Jordan Achorn, Miranda and Morgan Achorn, Jazmine Audet, and Samantha Scofield; and great-grandchildren, Ethan Williams, Madison Dodge, Gavan Williams, Marissa Dodge, Kylie Lee, Abigail Morton, Chase Peaslee, Piper Peaslee, Marley Peaslee, Alpha Williams III, Canyon Peaslee, Mariah Achorn, Jacobi Peaslee, Tessa Williams, Makyla Dodge, Brantley Benner, Dylan Peaslee Jr., and Willow Peaslee.
Visiting hours will be held from 5-8 p.m., Tues., Sept. 27 with a time of sharing memories at 7 p.m. at Hall Funeral Home, 949 Main St., Waldoboro. A graveside service will be held 2 p.m., Thurs., Sept. 29 at the Fairview Cemetery, Rt. 126, in Jefferson with Pastor Rick Newell officiating.
There will be a family gathering at the home of Douglas Peaslee Sr., 49 Valley Rd., Jefferson after the graveside service.
To extend online condolences, light a candle for Doug, or to share a story or pictures, visit his Book of Memories at www.hallfuneralhomes.com.
Hall’s of Waldoboro has care of the arrangements.