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SMYRNA - Charles A. Botting Jr., 85, Smyrna died Aug. 11,2014 in Houlton. He was born Jan. 30, 1929 in Dyer Brook the son of Charles A. Sr. and Hildred (Boutilier) Botting. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during Korea and is a member of the King - Mitchell Post VFW #7529 Island Falls and was and avid gardner. He is survived by his wife of 60 yrs Joyce (Oliver) Botting of Smyrna. Three daughters Pam and Dennis Shields of Smyrna, Penny White of Dyer Brook and Julie and Joe Bergan of New Limerick. A son in law Ross Crandall of Smyrna. Ten grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Two brothers Delbert and Rubenia Botting of Patten and John and Natalie Botting of Haynes City, Fl.. He is predeased by his parents a son Ricki a daughter Sally Crandall and a son in law Phillip White. A graveside funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Fri. at the Dyer Brook Cemetery with the Rev. Sterling Lawrence Off. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer Assoc. at 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601. Or to American Cancer Society PO Box 22718 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73123-1718. For an online obituary and to leave condolences please visit www.bowersfuneral.com
Published on  August 13, 2014
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