Charles K. Wight, 73, died April 13, 2012, at Penobscot Nursing Home.

He was born in Bucksport, June 28, 1938, the son of the late Edward C. and Olive H. (Orcutt) Wight. He attended Bucksport Schools and graduated from Bucksport High School in 1957.

Shortly thereafter, he went to work at St. Regis Paper Co. where he worked, for the most part, in the power plant, retiring in 1980 due to ill health. During these years he also ran a welding and auto repair shop on Route 46. Charlie was an avid welder. He use to weld and make wood furnaces, of which, there are many in Bucksport still being used.

In the early 60s, he was in the Army stationed in Germany.

He loved teaching his grandchildren how to drive his John Deere Garden Tractor. His health preventing him from doing much work over the years but he always looked forward to seeing his sons and their families on weekends. His sons, daughter-in-laws and grandchildren meant the world to him.

In addition to his loving wife of 47 years, Elizabeth, he is survived by his sons; Charles “Chuck” E. Wight and wife Lisa of Gardiner, Michael H. Wight and wife Theresa of South China and David A. Wight and wife Jill of Morrill; three special grandchildren — Jacob Wight of Gardiner, Katherine Wight and Christopher Wight of South China — two brothers, Donald E. Wight and wife Silvia and Philip H. Wight and wife Gail, all of Bucksport; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends will gather for visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday April 16, at Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home, 28 Elm St., Bucksport. Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 17, at Orland United Methodist Church, Orland, with Pastor Ralph Greene officiating. In lieu of flowers donations in Charles memory may be made to the Orland United Methodist Church P.O. Box 81 Orland, ME 04472. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery at a future date.