Zacheus W. Gammon (1950 - 2010)

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CHESTERVILLE -- Zacheus W. Gammon, 60, passed away at his home in Chesterville on Monday, Dec. 6, 2010.

He was born Jan. 2, 1950, in Rumford, the son of Warren E. and Anne M. (Barnett) Gammon. He graduated from Stephens High School in 1968 and went on to serve in the Navy from 1969 to 1971. Zack received four Combat Stars and several medals while serving in Vietnam and Korea aboard the USS Halsey, the USS Prichett, and the USS Horne. When returning home, Zack had several professions including constable for the town of New Vineyard, road commissioner for the town of West Peru, game warden for the town of Mount Vernon and Vienna areas, security officer for the Wackenhut International Paper in Jay, and most recently earned his living as a livestock dealer and also lumbering with oxen and skidder.

He married Teresa Gilbert, April 22, 1989, at Shorey Chapel in Industry. Zack was an avid sportsman, enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially coon and coyote hunting with his boys. He was a farmer and butcher by nature and enjoyed the county fairs and pulling his cattle in the "open" and more recently "farmers" class. He pulled in the International Canadian Pulls many times.

He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10881 in Farmington, and also the New England Ox Teamsters and the Maine Draft Horse and Ox Association.

Survivors include his wife, Teresa; three sons, Benjamin, Kyle, and Elijah Gammon; a stepson, Douglas Z. Drake, and his mother, Anne Barnett Gammon; a sister Tanya Gammon of Lewiston/Auburn; a brother, David E. Gammon and his wife, Breda, of Peru; nieces and nephews, Colton, Gage, Anthony, Katlyn and Amber; mother-in-law Eleanor Gilbert, and father-in-law George Gilbert and his wife, Joan. He was predeceased by his father.

A celebration of life will be from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 11, at the Chesterville Town Hall. Arrangements are under the direction of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Service, 108 Court St., Farmington. Online condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home's website at Donations may be made c/o Teresa Gammon, 155 Pope Road, Chesterville, ME 04938.

Published in Central Maine from Dec. 8 to Dec. 10, 2010