LITTLETON – Clayton Abijah Willigar Sr., 57, went home to be with the Lord, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2005, at Mars Hill, following a brief battle with metastic melanoma. He passed away surrounded by his devoted family. Clayton was born Feb. 22, 1948, in Island Falls, the son of John and Mary (Vanwart) Willigar. He was educated in Patten schools and was a 1966 graduate of Patten Academy. He married Lynn (Corey) Willigar June 30, 1967. Clayton entered the Army in December 1967 and received his basic training at Fort Bragg, N.C. and attended radio operator’s school at Fort Benning, Ga. Just weeks before the birth of their first child, Clayton was drafted to serve in the war. He served with the U.S. Army in the Vietnam War from June of 1968 until July of 1969. Oct. 18, 1968, Clayton was promoted to Army specialist. He was a radio operator with the 48th Assault Helicopter Company, stationed at Ninh Wah, South Vietnam. Upon his return to the United States, Clayton was employed with Diamond International, which subsequently became Fort James and then later James River as a second shift supervisor. Clayton retired from Georgia Pacific in 2002. At the time of his death, he was a sub-contracted mail delivery driver for the U.S. Postal Service. Clayton loved the outdoors, and was an avid hunter, trapper and fisherman – spending as much time as he could at the family camp. His best times were spent with his grandchildren, mentoring them and teaching about the outdoors. Clayton enjoyed animals, four-wheeling, snowmobiling, and especially spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren who were his pride and joy. Clayton is survived by his best friend and soul mate, his wife of 38 years, Lynn (Corey) Willigar; one son, Clayton Jr. and his wife, Annette; one daughter, Courtney and her husband, Danny Toby, all of Littleton. He also leaves behind his seven beloved grandchildren, Jonathan, Clayton III, Jesse and Brooke Willigar, Daniel, Tanika and Dawson Toby, all of Littleton; two children who thought of him as grampy, Taylor Toby and Jordan Swimm; 12 siblings, sisters, Kay and Eugene Brown of Washburn, Reba Wiggins of Houlton, Cora and John Savage of Patten, Jane and Donnie MacNally of Sherman, Ruth and Philip Lane of Sherman, Judy James of Sherman, Elsie and Vernon Campbell of Villa Rica, Ga., and Gail Campbell of Island Falls; brothers, Clarence Willigar of Miami, Fla., Malcolm and his wife, Nora Willigar of Crystal, Bob and Gloria Willigar of Crystal and Donis and Wanda Willigar of Patten.; special niece, Rebecca Wiggins; and several other nieces and nephews. Clayton was predeceased by his parents; and two brothers, Roland and Wesley Willigar; and one sister, Carol. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Sunday, at the Bowers Funeral Home, 10 Water St., Houlton, where funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Monday, with Pastor Dale Nason officiating. Interment will be at Littleton Cemetery. Donations may be made in Clayton’s memory to the Aroostook Center Activity Fund, care of Bowers Funeral Home, P.O. Box 579, Houlton, ME 04730. “Dr. Phil said the measure of a successful man was as successful as he treated his wife and Clayton was a very successful man.”