Reginald F. “Reggie” Amidon, Sr., 79, of South Main Street passed away late Tuesday night, March 12, 2019 in the comfort of his home surrounded by his family following a brief illness.
Reggie was born at home on Spring Street in Brattleboro on February 4, 1940 the son of Edwin and Myrtle (Akley) Amidon. A lifelong resident of town, he attended Brattleboro public schools.
On July 12, 1958 at the Townshend Congregational Church during a simple ceremony attended by family and close friends he was married to the Love of his Life Judith A. Palmer.
He had been a faithful employee at the former Book Press in Brattleboro, as Bindery Foreman for 41 years; until the closing of the company in 2000. He then went to work at Cersosimo Lumber Company in Vernon until his retirement in 2002. In his earlier years he worked at the Lincoln Hanes Lumber Company in Searsburg.
With his wife, he was a member and attended the West Brattleboro Baptist Church. He held membership in the American Hunters’ Association and was a proud member of the NRA.
An avid outdoorsman, he loved hunting, fishing, camping and nature, which he made sure to share with his children, grandchildren and even the great grandchildren. He loved music of many Genre's but the old Country & Western music was a favorite. He was good natured, loved to sing and was often heard humming or whistling some of his favorite tunes. He was a very loving man with a big heart that touched many. He was a very devoted husband and loving father, grandfather and great grandfather!
Besides his wife, Judith A. (Palmer) Amidon of 60 years, he leaves three daughters, Regina M. Amidon of Bellows Falls, Deborah L. Phelps, and Wanda J. Chapman both of Brattleboro, one son, Reginald F. Amidon, Jr. of Brattleboro, two sisters, Roberta Jenna of Guilford and Carolyn Call of Brattleboro.
Additionally, he is survived by 14 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by an infant daughter, two brothers, Edwin (Jim) and Francis (Bob) Amidon, 5 sisters, Florence Scribner, Leona Wilkinson, Viola Graves, Ernestine Amidon, Freida Wade, and an infant great granddaughter.
A memorial gathering in celebration of his life will be held on Friday, March 15th from 5 to 9 P.M. at the Millstream Community Center on Main Street in Hinsdale.
Burial in Meetinghouse Hill Cemetery will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name may be made to Rescue Inc., P.O. Box 593, Brattleboro, VT 05302.