Peru, Vermont — Richard Rockwell Peewee Volney of Peru, Vt died on Dec. 19th 2018 at the Springfield Health and Rehab in Springfield, Vt surrounded by his family. Peewee was born in Springfield VT on 01/05/1937. He served in the National Guard in 1963 where he received a sharp shooter award. He married Shirley Tarbell of Springfield in 1954 and they had 4 children. Peewee worked at Chickering Farm in Westminister then moved to Peru, Vermont where he worked for Earl Batchelder Lumber. He also worked on town roads for Peru and Londonderry. Peewee worked at Bromley and Stratton Mountains making snow. He also worked for other companies in the area as a truck driver. Peewee also owned his own rubbish removal business.
In his younger days, he liked taking his family fishing, on picnics, and teaching them to care for their animals. Peewee always had horses, pigs and chickens. He also enjoyed tipping back a cold one with his many friends. Peewee had a passion for his horses. He had horses when he was young and always had ponies and horses for his family. Peewee and his children raced ponies in Mendon VT. He then moved up to driving, training and racing his standardbreds. He raced at Hindsdale NH race track as well as in Saratoga NY and other area tracks. Peewee was also a Judge at many race tracks at the fairgrounds around the area.
Survivors and more
Peewee was predeceased by his son Richard Volney Rockwell of Peru, his sister Shirley and their parents. Peewee leaves behind his wife Shirley of 64 years, his daughter Deborah Gotshall of Londonderry, son Dennis Rockwell of Manchester and a daughter Cindy also of Manchester. Six grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. There will not be any services as was his wish. Cards of condolences may be sent to his wife at 499 VT Rte. 11, Peru, Vt 05152.
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