Walter Fred Demmons Sr.

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Walter Fred Demmons Sr.

December 31, 1937 - January 01, 2019

Carmel - Walter F. Demmons Sr., of Winterport, Maine, passed away on January 1,2019, in his families loving care.
He was born in Milo, Maine, December 31, 1937, the son of Merl G. Demmons Sr. and Adline A. Demmons, who predeceased him.
Walter was in the Air National Guard from 1955 to 1960, with an honorable discharge he came home to raise his family. He married Carolyn E. Jenkins in 1958. They had five children and raised six.
Carolyn predeceased him in 2010.
Most of his adult life, he was employed in Shoe factories with many of those years as a supervisor.
He enjoyed roller skating , snowmobiling, dancing, camping, and especially fishing, as well as hunting. He was a member of the Newburg Coon Club , the EaglesClub, as well as a bowling team with his Dad and brothers. He also enjoyed gardening with Carolyn, his wife ,deer hunting, and fiddlehead picking.
He partnered with good friends running The Cross Road Smoke House seen each year at Common Grounds Fair.
His brothers, Sonny and Micky, predeceased him; and he is survived by his siblings, Kenny, Donna, and Gene; his children, Maria, Wanda , Butch , Melissa, and Tracy and their families. Andrya who called him Papa, plus grandchildren and great-grandchildren .
Walter was an adventurous, fun loving guy who always had a story to tell.
Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial gifts to the Winterport Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Department, P.O. Box 559, Winterport, ME 04496.
Published on January 7, 2019
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13 posts

Jan 25, 2019
I am his eldest child ..I am so glad I moved back to this area a year ago to be by his side as he faced several health issues.. and have him at my side for his last journey . I got to know him more tell him several times a day how much I loved Him as well as hear him return that love. To see him with His siblings..and our family.. to hear him laugh..and just feel him.. Thank you Dad for those days..and all those before.. I love and miss you dearly
Wanda Demmons-White
Jan 22, 2019
Hi Dad,
It's been hard to come up with words, so I'll use memories. When I go hunting, I think of you. When I work in the garden, I think of you. When I go bowling, camping, to the races, I think of you. But mostly fishing, because I'll be fishing with you.
Thinking of you
Kristy (Beath) Eubanks
Jan 08, 2019
So sorry for your loss..
He was such a great man..
Jan 08, 2019
Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers, Butch.
Adam Moore
Jan 07, 2019
My Grandfather passed away on the 1st of this year. He had been sick and we all knew the time would come sooner then later. Not that it changes how hard it is to lose a loved one.

In our younger years he was always the best. Letting us play in the back yard for hours. Or raiding the garden and snacking on the pea's or green beans. He taught us so many things.

Even though we had not been super close for the last 20 years. Mostly due to living so far apart. He was always so loving and caring when we would talk. He would always want to know how the kids were, or how Krisdee's schooling was going. You could tell he was proud of the life we had created here in Utah. Of our family and the accomp
...lishments of his great grandchildren.

We were able to travel back east in August. A family vacation that allowed us to see him. While he was healthy and in good spirits. A version of him that I'm glad my kids were able to have as their last memory of him. One that I'm glad to have as my last memory of him.

His last gift to us will be another trip to Maine in February. Where we get to celebrate the life of a great man. With his many friends and our loving family. Some of which we did not see on the last trip. Family is everything, thanks for instilling that in us, and giving us this chance to come together.

I read this quote the other day. It felt fitting for this giant of a man who has passed on;

I fall asleep in the full and certain hope
That my slumber shall not be broken;
And that, though I be all-forgetting,
Yet shall I not be all-forgotten,
But continue that life in the thoughts and deeds
of those I have loved.

By Samuel Butler

Love you gramps!
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Art Warman
Jan 07, 2019
He will be missed by all....hugs to all of the family... Art
Jan 07, 2019
Deborah Harnish
Jan 07, 2019
Condolences to family and friends was my supervisor at spot built R.I.P FRED remember going to your mom and dad when i was younger
Joe Robles
Jan 07, 2019
I love you Uncle Freddy, I will miss stopping by to visit you when I went to see my grandsons. I will always remember your encouraging words and the love you shared with us all. I love you Maria, Wanda, Butch, Melissa, Tracy, and Andrya. God Bless. ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿฆ…๐Ÿ’–
Jan 07, 2019
Iโ€™m sorry for your loss. May you receive strength from loving people around you and from our loving God who truly โ€œcares for youโ€ in your time of need.- 1 Peter 5:6,7.
Rick Demmons
Jan 07, 2019
Love you Uncle Freddy. You are one that so many of us looked up to when we were growing up. You loved your family unconditionally and showed all of us (nephews and nieces included) that you cared for each one of us. Thank you for all the strength that you gave to this family, it will be greatly missed.
Kip and Marilyn Doe
Jan 07, 2019
Rest in Peace neighbor. Our sincerest condolences to his
loved ones.
Red and Rhea Crossman
Jan 07, 2019
We are truly sorry for the loss of your Dad.
He was a good person, quick with a smile and a laugh.
He'll be greatly missed by all who knew him and loved him.
Red and Rhea Crossman