Clifton E. Crummett, 75, a resident of West Washington Road, passed away April 23, 2011, at Maine Medical Center in Portland after a period of failing health.

Clifton was born June 4, 1935, in Somerville, the son of Charles and Mildred Erving Crummett, and attended Somerville schools. He left school early upon the untimely death of his father to work in the woods, using his wages to support his family.

For many years, he worked in the woods as a woodcutter. He was also employed by several local companies as a truck driver, including Mariner Paving.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping. He was known to have the biggest vegetable garden in Washington for many years. Clifton enjoyed going to dances, especially at the Goodwill Circle Hall, and for the last few years, spending time with his grandsons, teaching them to drive the tractor and four-wheelers, and attending their baseball games.

Clifton was a longtime member of the Sportsman Alliance of Maine and the National Rifle Association.

Fighting diabetes for most of his life, he has been a longtime client of the Damariscotta Dialysis Unit, and the family sincerely thanks the entire staff for their care and friendship over the years.

Clifton was predeceased by his wife, Janet Richards Crummett, who died in 2002, and a brother, Clyde Crummett.

He is survived by two sons, Damon Crummett and his companion Coco of Waldoboro and Dalton Crummett and his companion Lorie Mank of West Washington; two grandsons, Braden Crummett of West Washington and Cody Crummett of Waldoboro; his brother, Orin “Buddy” Crummett of Somerville; two sisters, Ethel Bartlett of Washington and Lessie Lloy of Coopers Mills; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to visit with the family Wednesday, April 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home, 949 Main St. in Waldoboro. A celebration of Clifton’s life will be held Thursday, April 28 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Robert Dorr officiating. Interment will follow in the Sand Hill Cemetery in Somerville.

Should friends desire, memorial donations may be made to the Damariscotta Dialysis Unit, 63 Biscay Road, Damariscotta, ME 04543.

To share condolences, memories and photos with the family, visit their Book of Memories at hallfuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements are with the Hall Funeral Home, 949 Main St. in Waldoboro.