BELFAST — Rodney G. Littlefield Sr., 74, of Belfast passed away Aug. 12, 2021, at his home. He was born May 16, 1947, in Belfast, the son of Lila G. (Grant) Littlefield and LaRoy S. Littlefield. Rodney married Betty I. Gray May 30, 1970, and they started their family.

He is survived by his children and their spouses, Rodney G. Littlefield Jr. and partner Kendra Ware of Belmont, Nicole L (Littlefield) Hesse and husband Darren of Belfast, Anthony Littlefield and partner Melissa Cilley of Baileyville and Laurie Lee and husband Terry; grandchildren Tayler and Bentlee Hesse, Mason Smith and Brooklin Lancaster; great-granddaughter Kailyn Lancaster; his siblings, Joyce Littlefield of Orland, Edwin Littlefield of Belmont, Errol Littlefield of Belmont, Sharon Ladd and spouse Ernie of Searsmont, Faye Roy and spouse Francis of Belfast, William “Bill” Littlefield Sr. and spouse Heidi of Belfast, and Andrew Littlefield and partner Alice Mariner of Belfast; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Rodney dropped out of school in ninth grade and went back later in life and received his GED. He worked at Maplewood from 1970 to 1975, Searsport dock from 1975 to 1978, and Penobscot Poultry from 1978 to 1980, where he got hurt loading trash and was crushed from the waist down. In his spare time, he loved to work on his street rod 1939 Dodge Business Coupe.

A memorial gathering will be held at Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast, Friday, Aug. 27, from 4 to 6 p.m. A graveside service will follow Saturday, Aug. 28, at 1 p.m. at Hillside Cemetery in Belmont. There will be a gathering at his brother Bill’s house immediately following the graveside service. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at ripostafh.com.

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