Philip L. Bickford

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MANCHESTER - Philip L. Bickford, 89, of Manchester, died Monday Dec. 31, 2018, at his home.

Phil was born in China, Dec. 6, 1929, the son of Wallace and Ruth Bickford.

Phil proudly served as a Sergeant in the National Guard for nine years. Throughout his life, he worked as a farmer, in a shoe shop, a maintenance man, and as a carpenter. He was loved by many people and children. For 35 years he was very supportive of Little Deb's Daycare and played a big part in establishing it, for what it is. Even in his retirement he was still cooking meals for the children and helping out however he could. Even after his health started declining he would still watch the children play outside because he loved them dearly. He also enjoyed camping, snowmobiling, and spending time with family members. He loved his dogs and his John Deere tractor. He was very proud of all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. For the last three years of his life, he and his wife, both, enjoyed watching the red cardinals visit their birdfeeders. Phil loved the Lord with all of his heart and he was ready for God to take him home.

He is survived by his wife, Deborah (Peaslee) Bickford; his sons, Chris Bickford and his wife, Tina, of Chelsea, Craig Bickford and his wife, Carlotta, of Chelsea and James Bickford and his wife, Sarah, of Manchester, his daughters, Linda (Bickford) Foss and her husband, Richard, of Vassalboro and Sherrie (Bickford) Kramer and her husband, Shawn, of Belgrade; his brother, Howard Bickford and his wife, Franka, of Wilton; as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at the Kennebec Valley Assembly of God Church, 44 Hallowell Rd. in Chelsea, Saturday Jan. 12, at 11 a.m.

Arrangements are in the care of Knowlton and Hewins Funeral Home, One Church St., Augusta. Memories, condolences, photos, and videos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of our website at www.familyfirstfuneralhomes.com

MANCHESTER - Philip L. Bickford, 89, of Manchester, died Monday Dec. 31, 2018, at his home.

Phil was born in China, Dec. 6, 1929, the son of Wallace and Ruth Bickford.

Phil proudly served as a Sergeant in the National Guard for nine years. Throughout his life, he worked as a farmer, in a shoe shop, a maintenance man, and as a carpenter. He was loved by many people and children. For 35 years he was very supportive of Little Deb's Daycare and played a big part in establishing it, for what it is. Even in his retirement he was still cooking meals for the children and helping out however he could. Even after his health started declining he would still watch the children play outside because he loved them dearly. He also enjoyed camping, snowmobiling, and spending time with family members. He loved his dogs and his John Deere tractor. He was very proud of all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. For the last three years of his life, he and his wife, both, enjoyed watching the red cardinals visit their birdfeeders. Phil loved the Lord with all of his heart and he was ready for God to take him home.

He is survived by his wife, Deborah (Peaslee) Bickford; his sons, Chris Bickford and his wife, Tina, of Chelsea, Craig Bickford and his wife, Carlotta, of Chelsea and James Bickford and his wife, Sarah, of Manchester, his daughters, Linda (Bickford) Foss and her husband, Richard, of Vassalboro and Sherrie (Bickford) Kramer and her husband, Shawn, of Belgrade; his brother, Howard Bickford and his wife, Franka, of Wilton; as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at the Kennebec Valley Assembly of God Church, 44 Hallowell Rd. in Chelsea, Saturday Jan. 12, at 11 a.m.

Arrangements are in the care of Knowlton and Hewins Funeral Home, One Church St., Augusta. Memories, condolences, photos, and videos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of our website at www.familyfirstfuneralhomes.com

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Published in Central Maine on Jan. 6, 2019
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