David Ifill Sr.
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Lancaster, S.C. , David I. Ifill Sr. , 79 of Lancaster, South Carolina and formerly of Vassalboro, Maine, passed away on Saturday., March 20, 2021 at Atrium Medical Center in Monroe, NC.
He was born in Waterville, Maine on September 12, 1941, the son of Llewellyn and Kathleen (Brown) Ifill. He was educated in Vassalboro schools and graduated from Winslow High School in 1960. He also attended Mississippi State University.
David worked in the Local 320 Union as a millwright throughout the northeast and he also worked at Maine Central Railroad, owned several small businesses in metal fabrication and constructed many large steel support systems in shopping malls, department stores and in many different industrial applications. In the mid 1990's he worked for Valmet of Finland and travelled to Spain, Colombia, Canada and Sweden where he further developed many skills in the paper industry. In 2004 he and his son formed HeadboxHelp LLC to serve many paper corporations across America in the work he loved.
David enjoyed playing and watching college and pro-football on tv. He also enjoyed hunting as a young man and belonged to the Big Bucks of Maine Club. He enjoyed collecting antiques, cannons, coins, knives, swords, old pictures and paintings. He also liked taking pictures on family vacations and while traveling for his work.
He built his own home in Vassalboro and was very skilled in horticulture. He also was known for being able to fix anything and was a very talented man. He would help anyone in need and was very generous to all who knew him. Later in life he especially enjoyed taking his granddaughter Emily everywhere and doing special things with her.
He was predeceased by his parents and three brothers James, Robert and Richard.
David is survived by his wife of 56 years Jacqueline (Boucher) Ifill, a daughter Michelle L. Ifill of Rock Hill, SC, a son David I. Ifill, Jr. of Lancaster, SC, a granddaughter Emily Megan Ifill of Lancaster, SC also a brother-in-law Lou Boucher of New Harbor, Maine and several nieces and nephews. McCray Funeral Home is serving the family.