Neil Wallace Libby Jr., 77, died following an extended illness March 24, 2010, at Penobscot Bay Medical Center in Rockport.

Born in Camden Feb. 4, 1933, he was the son of Neil W. Sr. and Ethel (Bennett) Libby. He attended Camden High School, and later worked for Harts Egg Farm, picking up eggs and delivering them to Boston.

He then worked at various jobs until, in 1951, he was drafted into the Army.

His time in the Army was spent in the military police. Following his discharge, he attended Rockland Business College and took flying lessons with Jack Harjula.

He then worked for Sears Roebuck as a manager in the automotive department. He left Sears and bought out Havener’s Bottling Plant in 1965. He also worked at Marine Colloids and Fisher Engineering as one of the best welders they had. He held many different jobs in between, as jobs were hard to find and he needed to support his family. At this time, he also attended Unity College for two years.

Neil spent the rest of his career as a National Guard employee for 21 years.

Neil was very talented and mastered all that he set out to do.  He was a jack of all trades and master of many. He was very proud of his apple orchard, as well as the peach and pear trees he maintained. He built his own house and did the mechanical maintenance of all his own vehicles.

He was predeceased by a son, Stuart Libby, who died July 29, 2004.

Neil is survived by his wife, Maxine Libby, of Owls Head; a daughter, Wendy Libby, of Camden; ­­­­­­­a very special granddaughter, Molly Rose Libby, of Palermo; and a special friend whom he thought of as a son, Dan Look.

As Neil requested, there will be no public services.

Caring cremation is provided by Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home in Rockland.