After coloring the world with his wit and wisdom, Loring J. Peavey, 74, passed away peacefully at 6 a.m. Dec. 29, 2020, at his home with his beloved wife Lucille (Tuffy) by his side.

Loring was born in Waterville to John and MayAnn Peavey Dec. 29, 1946. He went to school in South Portland and graduated from Springfield High School in Vermont in 1964. He became a Marine in 1968 and served for four years.

After active duty service, Peavey worked as a carpenter for a number of years, as well as a woodsman, blueberry hauler and self-sufficient farmer. He spent 29 years as a bus driver for Walker School and Mtount View High School, where he also volunteered his time driving for Special Olympics. He also enjoyed working with his daughter, photographer Sharyn Peavey.

Loring was an active member of the Liberty community, donating his expertise at Walker School, the Community Hall and as a member of the town Planning Board.

Loring, known to most as just “Peavey” or “PV,” is survived by his wife, Tuffy Peavey, of Liberty; and his daughters and their families, Sheryl and husband Matt of South China, grandsons Jakob Peavey and PFC Isaak Peavey (USMC) and step-granddaughter Sarah Emmons; and Sharyn and granddaughter Lucia Peavey of Pownal and adopted grandson Eddie White, of Cheyenne, Wyo. He is survived by his sister, JoAnn Peavey of Liberty; and brothers Clair Peavey of Belmont, Greg Peavey of Tarpon Springs, Fla., and Glenn Peavey of Washburn, Wis. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Dylan Peavey, and his parents, John and MayAnn Peavey.

At this time, the family will not be having a funeral service, but plans to host a celebration of life later in the year when the pandemic has subsided. Riposta Funeral Home is providing cremation services and an online obituary where you can leave your favorite memories of “Peavey.”

Memorial donations may be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association, MaineHealth Care at Home & Hospice, the Liberty Volunteer Ambulance Service, or the Liberty Library. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to all friends and family and the Liberty community for their love and support. Loring will be missed greatly by all.