OAKFIELD – Surrounded by his loving family, Linnwood D. Hersey, 62 (617), peacefully went home March 12, 2014, to be with his Lord and Savior. He was born February 28, 1952 in Island Falls, the son of Hilton and Joyce (Boutilier) Hersey.
Linnwood was a 1970 graduate of Oakfield Community High School where he held the title of Mr. Freshman, Sophomore, Junior and Senior, as well as Mr. Oakfield. Linnwood proudly served 20 years as a Maine State Trooper, Troop F as an accident reconstructionist and commercial vehicle enforcement unit, fulfilling his lifelong dream. He also served 10 years in the Maine Air National Guard. His passion for his community was never ending and served proudly as the President of Smoki Hauler Snowmobile Club, Vice-President of the Oakfield Community Railroad Museum, board of directors of Oakfield Alumni and was a selectman for the Town of Oakfield.
He is survived by the love of his life and wife of 43 years, Athlea (Kennedy) Hersey; his 2 loving daughters, Stephanie and Joe Emery and Kathy and Ryan Bushey; 4 grandchildren who were the light of his world, Kaitlyn and Garrett Sommers and Emily and Jacob Bushey; brothers, Wilbur and Jill and David and Karla; sister, Melanie and Kirby Hardy; mother-in-law, Nadine Kennedy; sister-in-law, Penny and Billy Nadeau, brother-in-law, Donald and Lee Kennedy; several nieces, nephews and close friends. He was predeceased by his parents and father-in-law, Ralph Kennedy.
Friends may call 5-7 p.m. on Friday, March 14th and 9-11 a.m. on Saturday at Bethel Pentecostal Church, Oakfield, where funeral services will be held 11 am on Saturday with the Rev. Sterling Lawrence officiating. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may donate to Sarah’s House of Maine, PO Box 274, Oakfield ME 04763. For an online memory book or to leave condolences please visit www.bowersfuneral.com