Clinton A. Feyler, 87, of Mt. Vernon, passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 11. Clint was born in Newcastle on Aug. 6, 1931, a son of Charles E. and Hattie M. (Weaver) Feyler.
Clint attended local schools and went on to serve in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He served as a Tank Batallion Commander and received many medals, ribbons, and citations throughout his service including two Bronze Service Stars, a National Defense Medal, and a United Nations Medal. He was a member of the Jefferson Grange. He worked at Bath Iron Works for 34 years as a pipefitter and welder.
Clint, aka “Snoopy,” was known throughout Maine’s stock car racing community for his success on local short tracks. His dedication to, and passion for, the sport he loved was exhibited by his recent induction into the Maine Motorsports Hall of Fame. When not at work on his race cars, he was always willing to help his friends and neighbors. He also enjoyed rebuilding antique tractors.
Clint was predeceased by his parents; step-mother, Flora; brother, Charles Jr.; sister, Phyllis Lilly; and grandchildren, Colby and Antonio Maiona.
Clint is survived by his wife of 61 years, Jeanne (Colby) Feyler; daughters, Audrey Mazeika and husband David of Petersham, Mass., and Lorna Maiona and husband Christopher of Norfolk, Mass.; grandchildren, Maxwell and Camden; sister, Marie Boynton; and many nieces and nephews.
A graveside service and celebration of his life will be held from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Sat., May 11 at the United Baptist Church of Jefferson (formerly Trask Meetinghouse) and Trask Lawn Cemetery on Route 215 in Jefferson.