William W. Crocker

William W Crocker of Litchfield Maine “Bill” was 86 when he passed away peacefully at his home on October 17th, 2023 with his loving family by his side.  Born in Belgrade Me. On December 19, 1936 he was the youngest child of Winford W. Crocker & Hazel Taylor Crocker. 

Bill grew up in South Jefferson ME. He attended Lincoln Academy in Newcastle. In 1953 he joined the Marine Corp and was honorably discharged after serving four years. He then attended college at both The University of Maine & The University of Connecticut

Leaving behind after 63 years of marriage his devoted loving wife Dollie L. Morton Crocker of New Harbor ME.

They were married in Rockville CT in 1960 only to return home, determined to build their home and raise their four children in Maine.

Bill was pre-deceased by their three sons. Christopher (24) August 9th1984 and both Kevin (27) and Darin (23) September 11th1990. All three tragic stories can be located on the Fisherman’s Memorial in Boothbay Harbor, ME.   

Bill leaves behind their daughter Dody Crocker Puterbaugh along with her husband & 2 children. Including a total of 10 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews. He was known as Papa/Pup/Uncle Bill. He loved to play cards & tell stories with them all.

Stop me if you’ve heard this…. Bill went to work for IBM in 1963. Then In 1971 he bought a fishing boat out of New Harbor Me. only to return to the corporate world of electronics where he started his own business in the Brunswick & Portland area known as General Business Machines Incorporated in 1974.  He was a family man and taught his children good work ethics, to keep your word and be a trusted & loyal employee.   His daughter eventually would manage (boss) and work endless hours while Bill worked (played) with excavation equipment, dump trucks, backhoes & bulldozers with his son Kevin and together they formed a Construction Company based out of Topsham Me. which they developed the neighborhoods known as Ashley Acres, Aaryn’s Glade, Sara’s Circle, Katie Lane and Danielle Drive.  

After retirement in 1990 he and Dollie would spend the winters in Brooksville Florida.  In 1995 Bill joined his wife as one of Jehovah’s Witness and was a faithful member of the Brunswick Congregation.  He will be missed.

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357