Douglass L. Knowlton, Jr., service and obituary

Mon, 05/10/2021 - 12:30pm

A graveside service for Douglass Knowlton, Jr., who passed away on March 27, 2021, will be held Saturday, May 22, 2021, at 11 a.m., at the Riverside Cemetery, in Waldoboro, on with military honors. COVID restrictions will be observed.

Halls of Waldoboro has care of the arrangements.

WALDOBORO — Douglass L. Knowlton, Jr., 75, passed away at Togus VA on the morning of March 27, 2021. Doug was born on December 14, 1945 in Rockland, Maine 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, Massachusetts and Westfield, Massachusetts. He came back to Maine in 1972 and did electrical and plumbing for Friendship Plumbing & Heating for 18 years, Knowlton Plumbing & Heating for 2 years and Maritime Energy. Doug as a lifetime member of the V.F.W. and a 50-year member of the American Legion.

Doug is predeceased by his Grandmother Bessie, Grandfather Alfred Church, mother Clara Church Lane, Uncle Malcolm Church, Aunt Evelyn Church, Aunt Marion Church and 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, Georgia, and Malcolm Knowlton (Anita) of Thomaston; eleven grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

A walk-through visitation will be held on Thursday, April 8, 2021, from 4 - 7 p.m., at Hall’s of Waldoboro, 949 Main Street, in Waldoboro. Social distancing and mask requirements will be observed.

A graveside service with military honors will be held on May 22, 2021 at 11 a.m., at Riverside Cemetery in Waldoboro.

Hall’s of Waldoboro has care of the arrangements.