Vernon (Vern) Willis Bosworth Jr., 58, of Newcastle, died peacefully in his sleep on Nov. 2. Vern was born in Huntsville, Ala. on July 27, 1960 to Vernon Bosworth Sr. and Nettie (Griffin) Bosworth.
Vernon was raised in Damariscotta and attended Castner Grammar School and Lincoln Academy. As a child he attended area churches and Sunday school with his family and was baptized at age 10. After high school he attended tech school in Machias with his friend Tom Osgood, before settling back in Damariscotta. Vern worked a variety of jobs over the years, including tree work, carpentry and lawn care. He mostly enjoyed, and was best known for, harvesting clams and oysters on the river. His wants were few: to run his skiff up and down the river and his big Ram truck over the back roads of Lincoln County. As a young man, he became known as “The Mayor” and was well known for always having a smile on his face and a wicked sense of humor. His dream was to own a Harley and ride with his lifelong friends Storm, Chadbourne and Larry O. He was especially fond of nieces, nephews and cats.
Vern was predeceased by grandparents, Merton and Doris Bosworth, and Harvey and Nathalie Griffin; uncles, Paul, Philip, and Leroy Griffin, and Kenneth and Richard Bosworth; and nephew, Rick Ginnaty.
He is survived by his father of Kentucky; his mom of Nobleboro; sisters, Sherry Perkins of Damariscotta, Teresa Starr of Bremen, and Holly Miller of Washington state, and their families; uncles, Russell Griffin, Kevin Griffin, and Clifford Bosworth; aunts, Leona (Griffin) Farrin and Evelyn (Bosworth) Bennett; many nieces, nephews and cousins; former wife, Sheila (Studley) Bosworth; companion, Dixie Stone and her sons (especially close to Justin); and many, many lifelong friends.
There will be a simple service, officiated by Rev. Bob Dorr, at 2 p.m., Fri., Nov. 9 at the Mobius Community Center, 319 Main St., Damariscotta.
He will be interned at the German Cemetery in Waldoboro, where he will join the Griffin family. You may also find him in a quiet cove in the Damariscotta River.
Services by Direct Cremation of Maine.