Everett S. Knowlton Jr.

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AUBURN — Everett S. Knowlton Jr., 74, of Leeds died on Saturday, May 7, at Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice.

He was born March 19, 1937, the son of Everett and Rosella (Obie) Knowlton. Everett, also called Tex and Sonny, was in the U.S. Marine Corps 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 1980s. 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.

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; stepdaughter, Sabune Joanne Turner Winkler of Arlington, Mass.; stepson, Warren Turner of Somerville; several grandchildren; three sisters, Rosalie Pomerleau of Lisbon, Doris Lewis of Harrison and Sandra Knowlton of Skowhegan; and many nieces and nephews.

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Everett was predeceased by his parents.

Thoughts, condolences and fond memories may be shared with the family at www.funeralalternatives.net.

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