KEITH M. DUNBAR

Posted April 07, 2010, at 7:27 p.m.

BUCKSPORT and CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Keith M. Dunbar, 79, died unexpectedly April 5, 2010, in Clarksville, Tenn. He was born Sept. 24, 1930, in Trenton, son of John Marden Dunbar and Caroline (Royal) Dunbar. He graduated from Ellsworth High School. After 38 years of service, he retired from the state of Maine in 1989 as a highway maintenance superintendent for the Department of Transportation in Ellsworth. Keith enjoyed woodworking by making handcrafted furniture, playing bridge, traveling, and after retirement, becoming a golf fanatic. For many years he enjoyed spending winter months in Florida with his family and special friends. He and his wife were known for taking long daily walks wherever they were. He served in many volunteer roles including serving on the board of directors for Bucksport Historical Society, Board of Assessment Review for the town of Bucksport, Elm Street Congregational Church and Masonic Temple. He will be remembered by many for his kindness to others and being a man of integrity. Keith was a loving husband, father and Papa. He was predeceased by his wife of 48 years, Marilyn. He is survived by two daughters, Juelle Clark and her husband, Bob Clark, of Hampden and Lynne Rose and her husband, Thomas Rose, of Clarksville, Tenn.; five special grandchildren, Evan Clark, Lauren Clark, Thomas Rose, Anneliese Rose and Tyler Rose; two brothers, Ralph Dunbar and Harold Dunbar; three sisters, Mary Bedard, Caroline “Cookie” Patten and Kathie Cook; several nieces and nephews. He will be sadly missed by the special staff and residents of Fieldstone Assisted Living, Clarksville, Tenn., where he resided for the past two years. Donations may be made in his memory to Elm Street Congregational Church, Bucksport. Memorial and graveside services will be scheduled at a later date and will be handled by Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home, Bucksport.

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