John Henry Macom, 71, passed away peacefully on March 12, 2013, at the Maine Veterans' Home in Augusta. He was born in Fisk, Mo., on July 26, 1941, the son of Clarence and Pansy Coleman Macom. He grew up in Poplar Bluff, Mo., before moving to Brockton, Mass., where he attended local schools until he enlisted in the Marine Corps. While proudly serving his country he was able to obtain his GED when he was stationed in Okinawa, Japan.

He was a hard worker and lived life on his own terms. His hard work shone through when working at the poultry farm in Brooks. He raised 60,000 chickens every four months, something he would do for 10, years. After working on the farm he became a truck driver for Superior Carrier and had routes that took him all over the state; he retired in 2002.

He liked to travel and was fond of short day trips to Acadia, Schodic and various other destinations throughout Maine. He was a great storyteller and loved to tell the stories about growing up with his brothers, Eli and Earl, learning how to ride motorcycles with their stepfather and rolling out of the drive, each on their own bike without a care in the world.

He enjoyed watching Westerns on television and had a special place in his heart for his sheltie, Joey, whom he would walk through the fields and up and down the road.

He was a caring man with a big heart, and he will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by his family and nieces and nephews. Also his longtime girlfriend, Carol Skogland, of Brooksville.

He was predeceased by his parents, Clarence and Pansy Macom; a sister, Verlia Parker; and his stepfather, Robert Holt.

Survivors include his brothers, Eli Macom and his wife, Louise, of Mountain Home, Idaho and Earl Macom and his wife, Becky, of Morrill, Robert Hold and his wife, Lucy, of New Hampshire; a sister, Joyce Chamberlin, of Belfast.

Friends may share condolences, memories and photos with the family by visiting their Book of Memories page at www.hallfuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements are with Hall Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 949 Main St., Waldoboro.