ENFIELD - David passed away peacefully March 25, 2013, at home in the loving arms of his wife. Born April 29, 1930, in Enfield, he was the son Earl Ray and Hazel (Ludden) Round.
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He was schooled in Enfield and Lee Academy graduating in 1947. After two years farming with his father, he went to work for A & P as a meat cutter, a job he held for 26 years, with two years out to serve in the Army in Germany. After A & P closed the store in Lincoln, he and a partner bought the A & P interest and opened it first as a Red Front, and later as Lincoln Yankee Grocer. When his partner's illness forced them to close, he bought a convenience store in Enfield that he operated until his retirement. He served 11 years on the board of selectmen in Enfield, and also helped his wife with Rounds Feed and Seed for more than 30 years. He was an avid outdoorsman and gardener, and loved raising the sweetest peaches. He belonged to Subordinate, Pomona, State and National granges for 69 years, was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, and a member of Horeb Masonic Lodge. In his younger years, he was an avid butterfly collector, enjoying many happy trips with his wife and neighbor.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Dot Round; two sons and their wives, Ray and Linda, and Ronnie and Pam, all of Enfield; five stepgrandchildren, two great-grandchildren; one sister and husband, Elizabeth and Dick Leighton; one sister-in-law, Bernice Kinney of Virginia; two special nephews, "adopted sons," Carleton Stoup and Doug Kelshaw; several other nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister and husband, Meredith and Dwight Whalen; sisters-in-law and husbands, Irene and Sheldon Nelson, Viola and Gene Stoup, Nonie and Joe Kelshaw, Lel and Eddie Dicker; and brothers-in-law and wives, Harmon and Dot Boyce, Milledge and Rita Boyce, and Dick Kinney.
Friends may call 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road, Lincoln, during which time a Masonic memorial service will be held 7:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Roy Richardson officiating. Interment will be at a later date at Town Line Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to either
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Clay Funeral Home - Lincoln
7 Lee Road Lincoln, ME 04457
Published in BDN Maine on Mar. 26, 2013