Earl D. Peavey, 78, of Montville, passed away Feb. 28, 2010 in Waterville.

He was born in Montville Dec. 1, 1931, son of Forrest and Minnie (Sanford) Peavey. He loved working. He worked for the State of Maine, Lee Brothers and Dick Edgecomb. His last job he loved the best, working at Hidden Valley Camp. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and his dog.

He was predeceased by his parents, as well as by two brothers, Henry and Junior. Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Shirley Peavey of Montville; his children Donna Stanley of Searsport, Diane Benner of Waldoboro, Donald Peavey of Searsport and Forrest Peavey of Montville; step-children Frederick Soule of Waterville, Bonnie Parsons and her husband Dan of Unity and Lisa Soule of Waterville; a brother, John Peavey of Vermont; a sister, Lois Littlefield of Waldo; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held Friday, March 5 at 2 p.m. at Crabiel-Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Avenue in Belfast, with Pastor Fred Williams officiating. Online condolences may be placed at ripostafh.com.