Jack Leavitt died peacefully of natural causes May 27, 2010.

He was born in Lewiston April 30, 1928, a son of Frank and Ruth (Fisher) Leavitt.

Jack attended Lewiston High School and graduated with the class of 1946. He first worked at Pineland Lumber Co. in Auburn, then after graduation he went to work for Darling’s Auto Parts in Auburn.

On Nov. 30, 1946, he married Beverly Pearl Brooker of Auburn. When Darling’s expanded to Farmington, Jack and Beverly moved there to operate the new franchise. They purchased this franchise and changed the name to Jack’s Auto Parts. Upon the sale of Jack’s Auto Parts in 1986 they moved to Dixmont and ran Leavitt’s General Store until 1991.

An avid golfer, he was a member of Country View Golf Course. Legally blind, he still played and during this time hit a hole-in-one. Along with golf, Jack enjoyed fishing and bowling. He was also a member of the Farmington Pheasant club and loved bird-hunting. He also enjoyed playing cards and didn’t mind betting a dime on a full house. A scratch ticket was a treat and so wasn’t the daily double at the Farmington, Bangor or Windsor track.

As a father, he attended the ball games of each season, sometimes as a spectator and in the early years as a coach. As a grandfather and then a great-grandfather he could still be found on the sidelines.

He was predeceased by his wife, Beverly; and a brother, Leonard Leavitt.

He is survived by a sister, Evelyn Tuttle, of Lewiston; two sisters-in-law, Lois Leavitt of Auburn and Donna Riggs of Waterville; three sons, Michael and his wife, Terri, and their daughter, Renatta, of Chelmsford, Mass.; David and his wife, Paula, of Troy and their children, Jennifer, Lori, Sam and Jacquelyn; and Andrew and his wife, Sheila, of New Vineyard and their sons, Daniel, Jonathan and Jason; seven great-grandchildren; and several very special nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Jack’s life will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 6, at Unity Centre for the Performing Arts building, 42 Depot St.

Those who wish may make a contribution in Jack’s memory to the Beverly and Jack Leavitt Fund for Children’s Sports, c/o Treasurer, Town of Troy, 129 Rogers Road, Troy, ME 04987-3501.

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