LINCOLN – Walter E. Goding, 76, died March 24, 2004, at a Zephyrhills, Fla., hospital. He was born March 18, 1928, in Lincoln, the son of George Ernest and Colleen (Clay) Goding. Since the 1940s, Walter was active with various family businesses, and in 1947, he and his dad, “G.E.,” started G. E. Goding & Son, which still operates concrete and crushing plants in eastern Maine. He loved flying planes, fishing, especially ice fishing, and building camps (his favorites were at “Dobsis” and “Hazzards”). Walter enjoyed people and was proud to be a small town Maine boy. He had been active in Boys Scouts, was a Maine Black Bears hockey fan, and enjoyed being a part of the Congo Men’s Club and the Riverdrivers Supper of the Lincoln Congregational Church. He was a member of Horeb Lodge No. 93, AF & AM of Lincoln and Anah Temple Shrine of Bangor. He is survived by five children, Jeffrey Goding and his wife, Susan, of Marshfield, Sue Goding of Lincoln, Bruce Goding and his wife, Sharon, of Baileyville, Dale Goding and his wife, Ursula, of Lincoln, and Marie and her husband, Paul LaForge, of West Enfield; 11 grandchildren, Joshua Goding of Marshfield, Gretchen Goding of Brookline, Mass., Nicholas Goding of Bangor, Bethany and her husband, Nick Tavernakis, of Woburn, Mass., Sarah Goding of Hartford, Conn., Jeremy Goding of Lincoln, Julia Goding of Hermon, Brittany Goding of Lincoln, Hillary Goding of Lincoln and Erika and Ian LaForge of West Enfield; two great-grandchildren, Kiras and Nicholas Tavernakis; an aunt, Kathryn Graham of Lincoln; several special nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by a sister, Marietta Teague; a brother, David Goding; and a grandson, Matthew Goding. Friends may call 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road, Lincoln, during which time a Masonic memorial service will be held at 7:30. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Darrell Joiner officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to either Cancer Care of Maine at EMMC or the Lincoln Congregational Church. Donations may be left at the funeral home. For an online register book, please go to