Clayton Grover, 87, of Newcastle, passed away on the afternoon of Oct. 4, 2019 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough. Born on Sept. 22, 1932 in Wiscasset, he was the son of Ernest and Dorothy Grover.
Clayton grew up in Wiscasset, attended local schools and graduated from Wiscasset Academy where he excelled at baseball. Upon graduating from high school, he served in the U.S. Army for two years during the Korean Conflict.
Upon his honorable discharge, he went to work at Bath Iron Works in 1952. Although he stopped working in April of this year, he never officially retired. He was the longest serving employee at BIW, and was truly loved there.
When he wasn’t working, he enjoyed camping in the Moosehead Lake region, particularly on First Roach Pond. He also loved singing, golfing, fishing, socializing and watching all of New England’s sports teams.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Shirley; two sons, Andrew and Matthew; and four siblings, Ernest Grover Jr., Alberta Titcomb, Merle Grover, and Dottie Pickering.
He is survived by six children, Rose Parlin and her husband Edward of Jefferson, Joyce Grover and her significant other Reggie Knowels of Fairfield, Mary LaCroix and her husband Mark of Peru, Clayton Grover of Pennsylvania, William Grover and his wife Kim of Wisconsin, and James Grover and his wife Michele of Newcastle; three siblings, Shirley Bailey, Ann Merry, and Herbert Grover; 22 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; many nieces and nephews; as well as his extended BIW family.
A memorial service for Clayton will be held at 1:30 p.m., on Friday, Oct. 11 at the Woolwich-Wiscasset Baptist Church, 15 Fellowship Dr., Woolwich. He will be laid to rest privately in the Highland Cemetery in Edgecomb.
Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main St., Damariscotta. Condolences, and messages for his family, may be expressed by visiting StrongHancock.com.