Keith E. Thompson, 56

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WOOLWICH — Keith E. Thompson, 56, died at his home surrounded by his family on Dec. 17.

Born in Bath on Nov. 2, 1955, he was the son of Edward and Barbara (Holderness) Thompson. He grew up in West Bath and graduated from Morse High School in 1974.

Being a very work-oriented individual, Thompson worked while he was still in high school at Long Reach Oil Company, driving one of their trucks. After graduation, he went to work for Bath Iron Works, only recently retiring.

In July 2007 he met his best friend and one true love, Debi Brown, and on Dec. 6, 2011 they were married.

A true friend to all, Thompson was always the first to help whenever anyone needed anything. He considered everyone family and spending time with them was always something he looked forward to.

He enjoyed collecting many things, but loved antique tractors. He enjoyed giving the kids rides on all of his “toys.” As a history buff, he was always the go-to guy if anyone wanted to know about the history of Bath. He also loved to go dancing, out to dinner, and always made a point of attending the annual Higmo’s Sawmill Days.

Thompson was a member of the Bath Elks Lodge #934, Maine Antique Tractor Club, and the Wiscasset Rod & Gun Club.

He was predeceased by his mother, Barbara Thompson.

He is survived by his wife Debi; daughters Amanda and Melissa Thompson; father Edward Thompson; sisters Karen Allard and her husband and Gail Dill and her husband; three grandchildren Brody, Nicholai and Aubrey; and three nieces and one nephew and their families.

Donations in Thompson’s memory can be made to the North Woolwich Methodist Church, 941 River Road, Woolwich, ME 04579.

A celebration of life was held on Dec. 21 at the North Woolwich Methodist Church.

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