Douglass L. Knowlton Jr.

Mar 29, 2021
Douglass Knowlton Jr.

Rockland — Douglass L. Knowlton, Jr., 75, passed away at Togus VA on the morning of March 27, 2021. Doug was born Dec. 14, 1945 in Rockland to Clara S. Church Lane.

Doug grew up in Rockland and attended local schools and graduated from Rockland District High School in the Class of 1964. After high school, he served the U.S. Army from 1964 to 1967 with a tour of duty in Vietnam for one year. Doug married Elaine Genthner in 1966.

Doug enjoyed woodworking, shooting at the rifle range, cooking, sharing his cooking with friends, donating Thanksgiving and Christmas meals, the great outdoors, golfing and Florida. He was a little league coach and loved following Scott’s in sports and watching him wrestle.

He was a shop foreman for Digital in Maynard, Mass., and Westfield, Mass. He came back to Maine in 1972 and did electrical and plumbing for Friendship Plumbing and Heating for 18 years, Knowlton Plumbing and Heating for two years and Maritime Energy. Doug as a lifetime member of the V.F.W. and a 50-year member of the American Legion.

Doug was predeceased by his grandmother Bessie; grandfather Alfred Church; mother Clara Church Lane; Uncle Malcolm Church; Aunts Evelyn Church and Marion Church; sister Sandra Simmons and brother-in-law Maynard Simmons.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Elaine Knowlton of Waldoboro; son Scott Knowlton and wife Amy of Dixfield; daughter Michelle Knowlton and partner Dale Griffin of Waldoboro; sisters Barbara Morse (Amon) of Northport, Ruth Prior (Verge) of Medomak, Nancy Smith (Alan) of Waldoboro, Christine Bain of the Bahamas, Karen Simmons (Keith) of Friendship and Valerie Wallace (Rick) of Union; brothers Alfred Knowlton (Karen) of Brunswick, Ga. and Malcolm Knowlton (Anita) of Thomaston; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

A walk-through visitation will be held Thursday, April 8, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Hall’s of Waldoboro, 949 Main St., in Waldoboro. Social distancing and mask requirements will be observed.

A graveside service with military honors will be held May 22 at 11 a.m. at Riverside Cemetery in Waldoboro.

Hall’s of Waldoboro has care of the arrangements.

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