KNOX — Basil P. Wentworth, 89, passed away peacefully at his home Oct. 12, 2021. He was born Dec. 1, 1931, in Knox, the son of Lloyd and Zenaide (Grant) Wentworth.

Basil graduated from Morse Memorial School in Brooks. He entered the Air Force and after serving for four years, he continued his education at the University of Maine in Orono. He had a long professional career with the Farmers Home Administration and then retired to his beloved family farm in Knox.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Leah Stearns Wentworth; his children and their spouses, Lisha Wentworth and Phil McCarthy, John P. and Rhonda Wentworth, and Melissa Wentworth; and multiple grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his parents, Lloyd and Zenaide Wentworth, and his four siblings, Charlotte, Malcolm, Lloyd and James.

There will be a private family ceremony based on his wishes.

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