George "Reggie" Westleigh, Jr.
George “Reggie” Westleigh, Jr. passed away Monday, Sep. 24, at his home with his loving family by his side.
He was born at home on the Flat Road in West Bethel to George and Madeline Westleigh on March 6, 1937.
He worked at Newton & Tebbets for 39 years, as a machinist but he had so many more talents, including making wooden nickels and tinkering on multiple projects. There was not a job that he could not tackle. He also enjoyed buying and restoring old cars working in his shop, going to the Fryeburg Fair every October and he especially loved spending time with his family and making them laugh with his wonderful sense of humor. He also loved it when his grandson Austin would go fishing and bring him all his catch to eat. He had a special relationship with his grandchildren and they all loved going to see Grampa!
He leaves behind his loving wife, Linda of 45 years; son, Joe and wife Melissa of Woolwich; daughter Debra L. Betz, R.N. and husband Jack of New York; daughter, Theresa Westleigh of Maryland, daughter, Lisa Pivot and husband, Paul of Topsham; son James of New Hampshire; sister, Flossie Walker of West Bethel; brother, Rodney Westleigh of Greenwood; eight grandchildren, Wednesday, Nicole, Peter, J. Seames I, Misty, Laura, Annie, Ashley and Austin; 14 great- grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild due in February.
He was predeceased by his parents and his brother, Linwood.
A celebration of life will be held at Bethel Alliance Church on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 1 p.m., followed by a luncheon in the fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Pulmonary Rehab/Stephens Memorial Hospital, 181 Main Street, Norway, Maine 04268. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.oxfordhillsfuneralservices.com