TURNER – Clyde (Bob) F. Meisner, 85, died May 11, in Turner.

He was born in Andover, on July 29, 1923, the son of Lillian Robar Meisner and Kenneth Meisner, and was educated in Andover schools. He entered the U.S. Navy on Jan. 30, 1943, and served in the Asiatic Pacific, earning the rank of Ship’s Cook Second Class. He received the World War II Victory Medal.

After separation from the Navy Seabees on Nov. 24, 1945, he pursued a career in the restaurant business, working at various establishments in Maine, including The Bethel Inn, Belgrade Inn, Augusta House and The Lakewood Inn. He also worked as a sausage maker at Stearns Inc. in Auburn for a number of years and in various woodworking businesses, retiring from Wilner Wood Products in 1985.

He was a member of the Odd Fellows when he lived in Maine and the VFW. Bob was a self-taught musician, playing several instruments by ear. He will be best remembered for the evenings of entertainment he provided with his old Gibson, playing and singing an endless list of country western favorites.

He married Lillian Hinkley on March 30, 1942. Together they had eight children. She was killed in an airplane accident on Dec. 27, 1972. He later married Constance Moyse and they moved to Seneca, S.C., after his retirement.

Together they had one son. Connie died on May 16, 1996. For the past 10 years, his very special friend, Carrie Neal of South Carolina, has been his companion. In March of this year, he came home to Maine to live with his daughter and her husband, Susan and Chris Twitchell, due to failing health.

He is survived by four sons, Stephen and his wife, Marcia, and their son Nahum, of Skowhegan, Robert and his wife, Cathy, and their children, Troy and Jenny of Turner, Gregory and his daughters, Kristie and Megan of Auburn and Kenneth of Maine; four daughters, Jane Sawyer and her husband, Stan, and their sons, Jared Duguay, Scott, Michael and Joseph Sawyer of Harpswell, Nancy Meisner and her husband, Johnathan Morse, and their children Joshua and Cassandra Wells, of Turner Center, Susan Twitchell and her husband, Christopher, and their children Jammie and Garth Twitchell and his fiancée, Katie Barus, of Turner and Sarah Russell and her husband, Eddie, of Lewiston; three stepchildren, Donald Moyse of Lewiston, Suzanne Moyse of Maine and Thomas Moyse of West Virginia; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Florence Michaud of Skowhegan.

He was predeceased by both wives; his mother and father; a brother, George Meisner; and a daughter, Pamela Mallett.

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