Oliver Irving Blood Sr.
SOUTH PARIS -- Oliver Irving Blood Sr., 90, passed away on September 4, 2012 at the Maine Veterans’ Home where he had resided for the past 26 months.
Oliver was born in Mexico on Nov. 15, 1921 to Lisco and Mona (Capen) Blood. He was educated in Mexico schools, graduating in 1940.
He served in the United States Army in World War II. After returning home he was employed at Bath Iron Works and then finished out his career as an electrician at Oxford Paper Company retiring in 1984 after 40 years.
In 1942 he married the love of his life, Francis (Ellis) Blood, who passed away on June 3, 2008. They were married 66 years and together they had nine children.
Oliver was a member of the Dixfield American Legion; Mt. Sugarloaf Grange; King Hiram Lodge; Kora Temple; and attended the Dixfield Congregational Church.
In his younger years, Oliver enjoyed golfing with his cousins, camping with family and friends at Kezar Lake in Lovell and Hutchinson’s Beach in Weld, and also enjoyed the many family gatherings. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing with his family.
He is survived by his daughters, Nancy Libby and her husband, Richard, of Peru, Fonda Davenport and her husband, Lawrence, Jr. (Pete), of Peru, Marilyn Henry and her husband, Stan, of New Gloucester, Mary Emery and her husband, Ronald, Jr., of Debary, FL,
Kathy Irish and her husband, Andrew, or Peru; his sons, Oliver Blood, Jr. and his partner, Hazel Dalton of Jay, and Roland Blood and his wife, Dottie of Rumford; 16 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; two great-great-granddaughters; and one sister, Caroline Smith of East Dixfield.
He was predeceased by his parents; two sons, Ronald and Gary; and a daughter-in-law, Patricia Blood.
Oliver’s family would like to thank the Maine Veterans Home for the wonderful care and compassion given to him while he was there.