Roger L. Thompson

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Riposta Funeral Home
182 Waldo Ave
Belfast, ME

WELLS - Roger L. Thompson, 80, of Wells died on Jan. 1, 2019. He was born in Sanford on April 17, 1938, the son of Victor and Jennie (Reynolds) Thompson. Roger attended Maine Central Institute, graduating class of 1957. He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1961, and served his country for 20 years in many places, such as, Germany, Okinawa, Thailand, North Dakota, California and lastly, in New Hampshire, where he retired from Pease Air Force base, in 1981. Roger owned and operated Tom's Trim and Upholstery, in Pittsfield, for 34 years after which he closed the business and retired. He spent time manicuring his property and enjoying the wildlife and bird watching. Roger moved to Arizona for a couple of years before coming home to Maine to spend time with his family. Although Roger never had children of his own, he loved children and spending time with them. Most recently, he resided at Avita, of Wells, where he enjoyed the company of both the residents and staff, who fondly referred to him as the "gentle giant." He was also a lifelong member of the Mason's.

He is predeceased by his parents; sister, Evelyn Brooks, brothers-in-law, Weldon Humphrey and Harland Allen.

Roger is survived by his siblings, Beverly Allen, of North Berwick, Marilyn Humphrey-Badger, of Hartland, Keith Thompson, of Morrill; numerous nieces and nephews; and close friend, Tom.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, at 10 a.m., at Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast, where a reception will follow. The interment will be private at Maine Veterans Cemetery, Augusta. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at

In lieu of flowers,

donations in his memory may be made to

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Attn: Office of Development

2900 N. Rocky Point Dr.

Tampa, FL 33607

Published in Central Maine on Jan. 5, 2019
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