White River Jct., VT— Warren T. Bacon, 88 of White River Jct. died on Friday October 5, 2012 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in White River Jct. He was born in East Thetford, Vermont on March 21, 1924 a son of William and Kate (Goulette) Bacon. Warren graduated from Thetford Academy in 1942, and worked on his family’s farm until enlisting in the Navy in 1944 during WW II. He served aboard the Destroyer USS Longshaw and served in Iwo Jima and Okinawa where his ship was attacked and sank. He received a Purple Heart Medal for his service. Following discharge in 1945 he returned to Thetford. He worked for the US Civil Service on Trunk Island in the South Pacific operating a motor pool. Later, he worked as a mechanic for Lee Batchelder in Wilder on farm machinery, Charlie Kelton’s, and retired from New Jersey Machine in Lebanon following 23 years of Employment as a machinist.
Warren liked gardening, puttering fixing things, yardsaleing, antiquing, going to dances, traveling and working on old Farmall Tractors. He was a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He is survived by his son Charles Bacon of Enfield, daughter Linda McCarthy of Florence, MA, his devoted companion of 17 years Helen Sawyer of White River Jct., seven grandchildren, six great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a daughter Katherine Donnelly, brothers; Loren, Robert, Charles, George, Ralph, Arthur, sisters; Anne Godfrey and Carrie Robinson.
Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday October 9, 2012 at 2:00PM at the Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon. Committal services will be on Wednesday at 11:00am in the Evergreen Rest Cemetery in Thetford Center, VT. Memorial contributions can be made in his name to American Legion Post # 79, PO Box 93, Thetford, VT 05074.