Obituary of Keith Elmer Prescott
Keith E. Prescott, 79, passed away June 11, 2022, with his sisters by his side after a short battle with cancer.
Keith grew up in East Corinth, son of the late C. Pauline (Gerry) Prescott and Francis E. Prescott. After graduating from East Corinth Academy, he began working for Page Lumber. It was there that he developed his passion for trucking and went on to spend over 48 years driving trailer truck, including over 25 years with St. Johnsbury Trucking until they shutdown in 1993. He then drove for Preston Trucking, followed by Roadway until his retirement. He was very proud that his son Scott was carrying on his legacy.
Ever the hard working man, Keith instilled a strong work ethic in his children. It was not unusual for him to be working in the woods at the Prescott Farm during the weekends with his young children in tow. Even after retiring from trucking you would find him out and about delivering parts for his son Keith. This work ethic has carried down through the generations to his grandchildren. He had many passions: first and foremost, he loved his family and was always there to listen and provide advice when asked. An avid Red Sox fan, he was quick to share his thoughts on how they were doing and rarely missed a game. He also loved games of chance, whether it be betting on the horses, trying his luck at the slots, playing high stake cards with friends or picking up a scratch ticket now and again. We always knew when he was ahead of the game.
Keith was predeceased by his wife Donna Prescott, who he missed dearly. He is survived by his children Scott Prescott and wife Christine, Mark Harkins, Allyson Welsh and husband Todd, Eric Prescott, Bonnie Harkins and partner Chris Barth, Keith M. Prescott and wife Becky; grandchildren Nicole Prescott, Todd Welsh Jr., Kayle Kennedy, Bayley Welsh, Kiara Prescott, Erica Prescott; great-grandson, James Kennedy; siblings Kenneth Prescott, Karen Lord and husband Stuart, and Kathleen Prescott; several nieces and nephews; many special lifelong friends who he had stayed close with since grammar school.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sarah’s House, 346 Main Rd., Holden, ME 04429, or Community Health and Counseling Services Hospice, P.O. Box 425, Bangor, ME 04402, or a charity of your choice.
A graveside service will be held 10 A.M., Saturday, June 18, 2022, at Lakeview Cemetery, Lakeview Rd., Glenburn. Messages and memories may be shared with the family at kileyandfoley.comTo send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Keith Prescott, please visit Tribute Store
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