Lawrence Arthur “Tweeter” Felion, 82, of Leicester
LEICESTER — Lawrence Arthur “Tweeter” Felion died on Aug. 17, 2020, surrounded by family. Well known statewide as a logger, he was employed by A.J. Johnson Co. for 53 years and was noted for an excellent work ethic. In fact, he still owned and operated the original 1966 TimberJack skidder and he was still operating his chainsaw this past winter/spring.
Born on Sept. 26, 1937, in Leicester Jct., he was one of 10 siblings.
He is survived by his wife Jean of 60 years, who never left his side no matter where they were or where they went; his son Larry, “Homer,” a company partner/confidant in the woods — working together, they produced several thousand board feet of timber; a daughter Lisa Schauwecker and husband David; granddaughter Amanda; grandson Andrew and his wife Lindsay; and great-grandchildren, Mackenzie and Bennett. He was extremely proud of all of his grandchildren by personally supporting them at ball games and horseshows.
Tweeter was well known for helping anyone in need. Tweeter often referred to being “On the Road Again” in many aspects of his journey through life and was well known for being friends to Willie Nelson and Aaron Tippin. One of the highlights in life was being escorted by Willie to his tour bus in front of several political VIP’s for a “grand tour.”
In 1966, Tweeter was the State Champion for New England and Canada for Axe cutting. He was very proud to show off the axe that he won to anyone who stopped by for a visit and would often shave his arm with this axe to prove how sharp it was.
Tweeter was a legend in the world of forestry. In 1967, there was an article on Tweeter in Vermont Life. He was featured on WCAX as a Super Senior, in an article in Northern Woodlands, as well as in Folk Life. An Autobiography is due out this fall,
Tweeter will be missed by all around him.
By his request, there will be no calling hours or funeral, and as he has stated to many, “if they can’t come and see me when I’m alive I sure as hell don’t want them around when I’m dead.”
Arrangements are under the direction of Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home.◊
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