Ernest Raymond Lord (October 08, 1930 - August 25, 2023)

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Ernest Raymond Lord
  • October 08, 1930
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  • August 25, 2023

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Ernest was born at Dartmouth Hitchcock Hospital on October 8, 1930 to Ernest and Bertha (Hawley)
Lord. He was raised in the Hartland/Woodstock area, finished school there before joining the
Air Force in 1951 where he served four years during the Korean War as a pilot/mechanics instructor.
He spent a year in the VA Hospital as a result of an aircraft accident ,and subsequently served
another 31 years with Air Training Command as an instructor and Branch Chief.
His chosen field of study was Mechanical Engineering, but his first love was being a pilot. He
completed over 50 Air Training courses, ranging from Supply/Procurement Management to nuclear
weapons. He taught one of the first computer systems on the Univac which occupied an entire
building.
He was a man of many talents, mostly self-taught.
Ernest was a loving, caring husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend.
He was also a private pilot, flying his Bonanza throughout the US and Canada.
His passion for flying, golf, antique cars and friendship to many will be remembered.
He was a board member of the Vintage Antique Car Club, Vice President of the Lake Parker
Association, volunteer for the Punta Gorda Police Department and member of the Jaguar Club.
Ernest married his beloved wife Colleen Brunelle Lord who survives him, on April 5, 1952 in Northfield, Vermont and was married for 71 years.
He is also survived by his beloved daughter and son-in-law, Eileen and Darrell Carpenter of
Rexford, Montana, grandchildren: Katherine Koontz, Jacob and Camille Greer, James and Bianca
Carpenter.  Great-grandchildren: Keaton Koontz, Kaylee Koontz, Jamie Greer, Casey Lerch,
Macie Carpenter.
Several “surrogate children” who treated him like their father and are also beloved: Barbara Buchanan, Gary Grigsby, Cindy Royer, Lori and Randy Moran, Amy and Albert Stringer, John and Wendy Maniatty,  Lesley Rogan and Daniel Goode,  Rena and Mike Abair and Noel Pixleyas, as well as very special friends Sandy and Richard Corrigan, Margaret Marcum and family, Juanita Carter, Phyllis Williams, Mary Butler/Dan Hebert, Linda and Aime Cloutier, Diana Davis and Dennis Hayden.
He is also survived by his sister, Margaret Smith of Windsor, Vt, and brother Earl Lord of Manassas, VA.  Ernest was pre-deceased by his daughter, Linda Greer and son Ernest Lord III, as well as
brother Arthur Lord, sisters Amber Stebbins, Gladys Stanley, Doris Lord, Barbara Carbino, as
well as parents, Ernest and Bertha Lord.  He is also survived by many beloved nieces and nephews.
There will be a Celebration of Life in Newport, Vermont at a later date, to be announced.
If memorials to Ernest are desired, please sent to Hospice of Marion County, 6126 State Rd 200,
Ocala, Fl 34476…website: hospiceofmarion.com – phone 352-237-7707.

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