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James B. Childs

May 2, 1935 September 10, 2019
James B. Childs
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ANDOVER – Mr. James B. Childs, 84, died Tuesday September 10, 2019 at his home on Wyman Hill Road in Andover.
Born in Rumford, he was a son of Floyd and Ethel (Welch) Child. James was educated in Dixfield schools and was a graduate of Dixfield High School class of 1953.
He was married in Rumford on May 15, 1954 to Glynda Miller who survives of Andover. They celebrated 65 years of marriage. Other survivors include two sons, Rick and his wife Mary of Peru and Patrick of Andover; a daughter Bonnie Marston and husband Stephen of Andover; a brother John Child of South Paris; two sisters, Linda Knowles of Farmington and Carol Cayer and husband Paul of Peru; one grandson, Jeremy and wife Jada of Carthage; five great grandchildren, Michael, Olivia, Ella, Mason and Irelyn. He was predeceased by his parents; a brother Charlie Child; a sister Gloria Walker; two grandchildren Christine (Marston) Rowe and Joseph Marston.
Upon graduating from High School, Jim served in the National Guard while starting his working career at Stowell McGregors. After a brief change when the family moved to Connecticut and Jim worked for Prat & Whitney, they returned to Dixfield where he began his primary career with Diamond International in Peru. He stayed with Diamond for thirty-five years, working his way up to Mill Manager, until the plant closed. Jim’s passion was working with wood. He spent countless hours in his shop building pieces of furniture for his family and toys for his grandchildren which they still cherish today.
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Funeral services will be private and held at the family’s convenience. Those who desire may contribute to the Larry Labonte Recovery Center, 412 Waldo Street, Rumford, ME 04276. Arrangements are under the direction of the Meader & Son Funeral Home 3 Franklin St Rumford, ME

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