WISCASSET — Ernest H. “Buster” Grover, Jr. 82, passed away peacefully at Togus Veteran’s Hospital on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 with his family by his side.

Buster was born in Wiscasset, the son of Ernest Grover, Sr. and Dorothy ( Grover) Grover. He attended Wiscasset schools and entered in the United States Army in 1950, serving in the Korean Conflict. On February 19, 1955, he married Elaine Merrill and they had two children, Daniel and Gail.

He was a Korean War veteran. He was a marine worm digger up and down the Maine coast until the mid 1970′ s when he opened an automobile salvage yard and repair shop. In 1983, his son Danny joined him in the family business, Grover Auto and Tire.

Buster was a local stock car driver; racing was his passion in life. He raced at all the tracks in Maine ( Wisc. Beechridge, Oxford, Unity, Biddeford, Arundel, and Bangor) winning championships at both Wiscasset and Unity. He last raced at age 60, winning the season finale triple crown at Wiscasset Speedway. Buster was an avid hunter and enjoyed watching his grandchildren and greatgrandchildren play sports. He was a member on the American Legion Post 54.

Buster is survived by his wife Elaine Grover of Wiscasset, one son Daniel Grover and his wife Heidi of Wiscasset, one daughter Gail Andretta of Wiscasset; two brothers Clayton Grover and wife Shirley of Edgecomb, Herbert Grover of Wiscasset; three sisters, Ann Merry of Wiscasset, Shirley Bailey and husband Donald of Clinton and Dorothy Pickering and husband Maurice of Wiscasset; seven grandchildren Heath Peaslee and wife Heather, Kelsey, Cameron and Logan Grover, John, Michael and James Andretta, all of Wiscasset, and great-grandchildren, Tyler, Noah, Olivia and Braden Peaslee, and Adrianna Farrell- Andretta and many nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Buster’s Life will be held Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 2 PM at the Woolwich-Wiscasset Baptist Church, Route One in Woolwich with military honors. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Wiscasset at a later date. Contributions may be made in Buster’s name to Wiscasset Sports Boosters, 272 Gardiner Road, Wiscasset, 04578 or the Wiscasset Senior Center, 242 Gardiner Road, Wiscasset, 04578. Arrangements are by Daigle Funeral Home, 819 High Street, Bath. Condolences may be made online at www.Daiglefuneralhome.com.