Obituary: Richard Allen Soule –


Richard Allen Soule

NORRIDGEWOCK – Richard Allen Soule, 79, passed away suddenly on May 14, 2021 at his residence. Richard was born in Industry, ME on January 31, 1942, the son of Thomas and Dorothy (Carter) Soule.

Richard was a determined, energetic man who liked to keep busy. He started the disposal and recycling of Soule when he was younger and owned and operated for many years until he sold. After Richard sold his business he started working for North Anson Rail, eventually working seven days a week as he decided he wanted to start another disposal business, which he did successfully. in 1987. Richard was a busy organization from start to finish, once he decided to retire he was still thinking about what his next adventure was going to be, even until last year when he wanted to start. a dog walker business.

At the age of 72, Richard returned to high school to graduate, which he was very proud to accomplish. Not settling for the traditional GED at the end of high school, he took the less traveled path and went to class every day to graduate, a feat that was featured in the Morning Sentry for this feat.

Richard loved spending time with family and barbecuing, was passionate about his donuts, ice cream and spicy dishes. When he wasn’t with the family, you could see him exercising or going for walks five to six days a week, fishing, hanging out with his favorite four-legged friend Sasha, watching westerns (including Gunsmoke), history, Ford vehicles, being up to date on technology and most importantly, his faith in the Lord and was a member of Life Church in Norridgewock. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge in Fairfield, Maine.

Richard is survived and survived by his wife, Betty Soule; Son, James Soule; Daughter Vickie Soule; her stepchildren, Terry Handley, Joseph Handley Jr., Lorna Penn, Vicki Bessey and James Handley; her grandchildren, Tiffany Cifuni, Rilee Bessey, Trisha Dennis and Jen Handley; his great-grandsons, Liam, Mason and Vincent; her cousins, Linda, Debbie, Rodney and Sue.

A celebration of Richard’s life will take place on Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 1 p.m. at Life Church, 344 Skowhegan Road, Norridgewock.

Arrangements are in the care of Smart & Edwards Funeral Home, 183 Madison Ave., Skowhegan, Maine. Anyone wishing to leave family messages can do so on our website at: .

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