Joel Wortman

Obituary of Joel R. Wortman

Greenville – Joel R. Wortman, 52, passed away unexpectedly October 27, 2020, in Big Moose TWP, as the result of an automobile accident. He was born April 9, 1968, in Dexter, the son of Roland V. Wortman Sr. and Rosalie (Hyland) Wortman. Joel graduated from Greenville High School in 1986 where he played soccer, basketball, and baseball. He loved sports, was a life-long Celtics fan, and attended numerous major and minor league baseball games in stadiums from Montreal to Miami. He liked to fish and was an avid hunter. Joel was passionate about music and rocked out at countless concerts throughout his lifetime. Joel always followed his own path which led him to Florida, where he worked for many years at Forest Hills Memorial Park in Palm City. He returned to Maine in 2001 where he was employed by Pleasant Hill Golf Course in Scarborough while living in Old Orchard Beach. In 2006 he was drawn home to Piscataquis County to raise his family and to be closer to his beloved Moosehead Lake. At the time of his passing, Joel was employed by Theriault Brush Chipping of Rockwood and in the winter months by The Olive Garden in Bangor. He will be remembered for his unmatched work ethic, his irreverent charm, his loyalty to family and friends, his infamous smirk, and above all, his love for his boys. Joel is survived by his two sons, Joel Angus and Joshua Pierce of Greenville and Dover-Foxcroft; their mother, Julianne (Brown) Wortman of Dover-Foxcroft; his father, Roland V. Wortman Sr.; his mother, Rosie Wortman, both of Greenville; his brother, Roland V. Wortman Jr. and wife, Shyla Wortman; niece, Hunter Wortman, all of Georgia; his nephew, Roland V. Wortman III of Shirley; several aunts and uncles, and a vast number of cousins. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Llewyllen F. Sr. and Mary Wortman, and George and Bitha Hyland, all of Greenville. Services will be private for the family. Arrangements are in the care of the Lary Funeral Home. Messages of condolence and memories may be expressed at Below is a link for a Go Fund ME to help with expenses and for the boys.

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