Waterville, ME- Harold Elmer Rood, 92, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 24, 2016 at Oak Grove Center with his son Bill by his side. \r\n\r\nHarold was born in Benton, ME to Robert and Elvira (Goodale) Rood on March 1, 1924. He was the second of nine children.\r\n\r\nHe attended Winslow H.S. where he played all sports and moved to Albion where he graduated at Besse High School in 1944.\r\n\r\nHarold married Jennie Noyes on August 3, 1946 and would have been married for 70 years this year. Harold and Jennie would go dancing every chance they would get throughout all those years. They resided at their home in Waterville, ME for 55 years and enjoyed tending to his garden every year.\r\n\r\nHarold started work at Hollingsworth and Whitney at 22 and worked for 40 years retiring in 1986 when it was Scott Paper Company.\r\n\r\nHe was a member of the Elks Club in Waterville, ME for 30 years and enjoyed being there with all his friends playing pool and cribbage with his son. Harold also belonged to the Winslow Baptist Church. He loved hunting with his brothers and son and would tell many stories that would entertain everybody. Harold also enjoyed fishing, bowling leagues, and golfing. He really enjoyed spending time at Lake Moxie and all the moose hunts and parties. \r\n\r\nHarold was predeceased by his parents; three brothers, Herman, Ernest, and Arthur; sisters Hilda and Bernice; special son-in-law Carly Hodges; special friend Bruice Blanchard; and his nephew Arthur Jr.\r\n\r\nHarold is survived by his wife; son Bill and his wife Linda of Fairfield, ME; four daughters, Nancy Hodges of Oakland, ME, Susan of Waterville, ME, Shelley of Concord, NH, and Kimberly Noyes of Orlando, FL; his sisters Pearl Fuller and Hattie Robinson of Winslow, ME, Ellen Rood and husband Ben Bolin of Altus, OK; sister-in-laws Rosalie Rood, Mary Lou Noyes, and Ruth Noyes. He also leaves behind nine grandchildren, Karla, Timothy, Eric, Jennie Lynn, Aaron, Melissa, Nathan, Devon, and Jared; 12 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; cousins, and his good friend Eric Handley.\r\n\r\nThe family wishes to thank everyone at Oak Grove Center for their kindness and support in taking care of Dad for five years.\r\n\r\nHarold was blessed with a long full life and will be missed by many.\r\n\r\nGraveside services will be held in the spring. There will be an announcement with the date and time once it is determined.