Wayne Harry Jewell

SKOWHEGAN – Wayne Harry Jewell passed away on Feb. 9, 2021 at the age of 84, at his home with family and friends by his side. Wayne was born Jan. 14, 1937. He was a graduate of Skowhegan High School where he excelled in baseball. He continued his love of the sport for many years playing on lots of different baseball/softball teams. He also enjoyed playing golf whenever possible and loved to shoot pool and play cards with friends. He enlisted in the US Navy in 1955 where he was last stationed in Brunswick. He was also a past member of Carrabassett #161 Masonic Lodge, Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Elks club. Wayne was know as a happy-go-lucky guy, making friends everywhere he went. A natural born salesman always looking for a bargain! He began his career as a self employed cattle dealer and later transitioned into the used car business where he worked at Hight’s Chevrolet for 30 years. He could often be seen, even after retirement, hanging at the lot with his un lit cigar in his mouth. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching many sports either in person or on TV. Wayne is predeceased by his parents, Lee Jewell and Velma (Corson) Jewell; his brothers Peter and Royce Jewell and wife Jean Jewell.He is survived by his former wife Diane Jewell and their children. daughter Kim Bodwell and husband Jim. son Greg Jewell and wife Brittany; his sister Sandra and husband Lamar of Texas, brother Lee Jewell Jr. and wife Paula of Florida; his grandchildren Jenna Bodwell and husband Matt MacDonald, Erik Bodwell and wife Eden Bergeron, Blake Bodwell and wife Savanna, Tia Gray and boyfriend Blyn Nadeau; his great-grandchildren Kalliann, Oliver, Hannah and Adelyn; his companion of 10 years Glenice Woodman and her children Brittany Woodman and David McGregor, with grandchildren Catherine, Logan, Glenice and Valerie; and many more nieces, nephews, cousins and stepchildren. He will be greatly missed by many!A celebration of Wayne’s life will be held later this summer.Arrangements are under the care of Smart & Edwards Funeral Home, 183 Madison Avenue, Skowhegan, ME 04976.Donations may be made in his memory for: Skowhegan Area High School Sports Scholarships c/o Kim Bodwell59 Ocean Dr. Brunswick, ME 04011

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