Dwayne L. Knowlton

Feb 12, 2021

Rockland — Dwayne Leon Knowlton passed away peacefully Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021, in Rockland.

Dwayne was born March 9, 1971, to David Knowlton II and Jeannette Smith Stockford, and was the younger brother of David Knowlton III who, along with his wife Tammie, had the honor of caring for Dwayne in his final days.

Dwayne grew up in Rockland and attended local schools. He was an all-star athlete on championship teams, participating in basketball, football and baseball.

After graduating from Rockland District High School, he continued his education and his love of basketball at Husson College. He earned a bachelor's degree in business management and played all four years for the college basketball team. He was then hired as the assistant coach of the Husson basketball team after graduation.

Shortly after obtaining his degree, he became an entrepreneur, starting the Oceanside Seafood and Steakhouse Restaurant, and adding the Navigator Restaurant and Landings Restaurant to the business over the years. After owning restaurants, he also worked at FMC, JBI, managed a Dunkin Donuts and recently worked at Lyman Morse.

Dwayne married Jeanette Dorr in 2004, and together they created Dwayne’s three greatest accomplishments. His daughters Alexia, Aubryn and Maddisen, who were the most important part of Dwayne’s life, and he was a very proud father.

He attended their school and sporting events and always cheered them on. He was kind and patient and always encouraging them to walk on their own path. They will do great things because his love and support has guided them into becoming strong, smart, talented young ladies.

Dwayne was a Dallas Cowboys fan from an early age, and he loved to watch live pro sports games. He was also known to enjoy a little friendly wager on the games.

He loved spending time with his children while outdoors fishing, swimming and taking their dog Snickers to the beach. He loved playing golf with his brother and two lifelong friends, Sam Hall and Jamie Hall. He had many other friends and supporters throughout the years and was a kind, gentle man that loved many and was loved by many.

Dwayne is survived by his daughters Alexia, Aubryn and Maddisen along with their mother, Jeanette Knowlton of Rockland; mother and step-father Jeannette and Terry Stockford of Rockland; brother and sister-in-law David and Tammie Knowlton and their daughters Gabbie and husband Andrew, Millie and Isie Knowlton of Wilmington, Del.; step-sister and her husband, Bethany and Aaron Kurr, and their daughters, Grace and Kaylee of Warren, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Donations can be made in memory of Dwayne to the Pope Memorial Humane Society at P.O. Box 1294, Rockland ME 04841 or at humanesocietyofknoxcounty.org/donate.

A celebration of life will be scheduled later this year.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at directcremationofmaine.com.

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Comments (1)
Posted by: George C. Hall & Sons, Inc | Feb 12, 2021 14:47

RIP Dwayne you will be missed dearly.

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