Gordon Curtis ChaseOctober 05, 1946
- November 12, 2020
|MILO - Gordon Curtis Chase, 74, passed away on November 12, 2020, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Gordon was born on October 5, 1946, to Helen (Ward) and Curtis Chase.|
After graduating from Milo High School in 1964, he went on to school in Presque Isle to be a mechanic. In 1966, he joined the National Guard. In 1965, Gordon met his partner in crime, Tina, in the fields at Kroemer's Farm in Milo. They wed in 1966, going on to build a beautiful life together, with their two children, Lisa and Jason.
Gordon held various jobs throughout the early years of their marriage, but his first love was always trucking. Gordon and Tina bought his father's trucking business in the 70's, going on to create a family legacy, which is still going strong today. He worked driving truck right up until he physically could not due to his illness. His goal each day, was to get up and go! His motto was "Ain't it a beautiful day to be alive!" and he proved this over and over again. From the time he was a small child, he has attended the Milo Baptist Church.
Gordon was predeceased by both of his parents; and an older brother, Paul.
Gordon is survived by his wife of 54 years, Tina; two children, Lisa and husband, Larry Foulkes, of Williamsburg and Jason and wife, Crystal, of Medford; and five grandchildren, Mariah, Mercedes, Ryan, Gavin and Bella. He leaves two sisters, Phyllis Ireland of Veazie, and Zephyrhills, FL and Alice and husband, Dennis Hatch, of Milo. Gordon will also be greatly missed by his wife's sisters and brothers and their spouses, nieces and nephews, as well as the numerous special friends he has made over the years.
A graveside memorial service will be conducted 11:00 am Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at the family lot in Evergreen Cemetery, Milo. Friends are asked to abide by state mandates by wearing a mask and socially distancing. Arrangements are in the care of the Lary Funeral Home. Condolences and memories may be expressed at www.laryfuneralhome.com.
Published in the Bangor Daily News on November 13, 2020
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