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Everett S. Knowlton Jr.

Date of Death: May 7, 2011

Date of Birth: March 19, 1937


Auburn - Everett S. Knowlton, Jr., 74, of Leeds, died on Saturday, May 7, 2011, at Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice in Auburn.


He was born on March 19, 1937, the son of Everett and Rosella (Obie) Knowlton.


Everett, also called Tex and Sonny, was in the Marine Corp. from 1955 to 1958 and worked many years for Pioneer Plastics.  He was also the owner of the 9-to-5 Trading Post, in Leeds, which was opened in the early 1980’s.  In the 1970s, he sponsored a number of Vietnamese and maintained a lifelong connection, known to them as "Father".  He enjoyed a good joke, fishing, hunting, movies, yard sales, auctions and running his business, the 9-to-5 Trading Post.  He had a great love for birds and all dogs, always taking in strays.


Everett was predeceased by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 33 years Non Knowlton of Leeds; daughter, Darleen Kiesman of Auburn; son, Everett S. Knowlton III of Poland; son, Frank Knowlton of Greene; son, Jeff Knowlton of Seagoville, Texas; step-daughter, Sabune Joanne Turner Winkler of Arlington, Mass.; step-son, Warren Turner of Somerville, ME; and several grandchildren. He is also survived by three sisters: Rosalie Pomerleau of Lisbon; Doris Lewis of Harrison; Sandra Knowlton of Skowhegan; and many nieces and nephews.


An informal service and gathering of family and friends will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2011, from 11am to 1pm at the Leeds Community Church, 123 Church Hill Road, Leeds,  04263.  In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Leeds, Community Church, P.O. Box 228, Leeds, ME 04263.

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