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CORINTH - Douglas William Poor, 59, passed away on November 3rd, 2014 after losing his battle with cancer. He was born on October 30, 1955 in Springfield, MA to John and Alice (Haley) Poor.

He spent the first four years of his life there before he and his family moved to North Conway, NH where he, his parents, and 3 sisters lived until 1964 when they moved to Kenduskeag, ME. Doug graduated from Central High School in Corinth in 1974. After graduation he went to work for Meals for Me in Bangor, starting out as a dishwasher and assistant cook and working his way up to head chef and food production supervisor. He also worked as a short order cook and manager trainee at Sambo's Restaurant in Bangor. Doug then pursued a career in law enforcement starting as a dispatcher at the Penobscot County Sheriff's Department and constable for the Town of Bradley. He graduated from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy's 62nd MBPS and was the contract deputy for the town of Hermon before being assigned as a patrol deputy for southern Penobscot County.

Doug bought his house in 1980 on the Exeter road in Corinth and spent countless hours on additions and renovations over the years. He married his wife Denise (Nolan) Poor in 1985. He left law enforcement in 1991 and went to work in the cable TV industry, starting out as an installer and working his way up to a system maintenance technician.

He spent a large portion of his life as an emergency responder serving as an EMT/Crew Chief for the Corinth Ambulance for 19 years, over 25 years with the Corinth Fire Department serving as president, captain, and assistant chief, and over 30 years with Dirigo Search and Rescue serving as a technical rescuer, instructor, and member of the board of directors.

Doug was also an accomplished musician, starting his professional career in 1972. Most of the 30 years he spent as a drummer was with the band The New Society, playing on the weekends all over the state.

Doug had many interests and was seldom idle. He enjoyed traveling and exploring with his wife and had visited over 30 states. He was an avid outdoors man and enjoyed camping, hunting, shooting, snowmobiling, and ATVing. He was a member of the ATV clubs in Corinth, Exeter, and Corinna. He was past president and trail master for the Corinth club. He was also a member of the Patriot Guard, attending many missions and funerals for fallen soldiers.

Doug is survived by his wife and soul mate of 29 years; daughter, Deidre Poor of Tampa, FL; mother, Alice Poor of Kenduskeag; sister, Christina Poor and her husband, David Ferrelli of Dover, NH; sister, Ann and her husband, Mike Kenny of Veazie; nephew, Bradly Kenny, and 3 grandchildren. He was predeceased by his father, John; sister, Kathy; and son Eric.

Doug will be sadly missed by his hunting camp buddies Randy Crooker, Glenn Bouquillon, Brad Sabota, and Steve Bossie, as well as his golden retrievers.

Family and friends are invited to visiting hours Friday, November 7th from 6 P.M. to 9 P.M. at Thompson Funeral Home, 17 Hudson Rd, Corinth, ME where funeral service, officiated by Pastor Jim Proctor of Corinth United Methodist Church, will be held Saturday, November 8th at 10 A.M. Burial service will follow at Corinthian Cemetery on the Exeter Rd. Immediately following, the family invites relatives and friends to celebrate Doug's life at his childhood home at 3985 Broadway in Kenduskeag.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bangor Humane Society, 693 Mt. Hope Ave, Bangor, ME 04401.

Care and arrangements have been provided by Thompson Funeral Home, Corinth. To leave a message of kindness for the family please visit www.Thompsonfuneralhome.org
Published on  November 5, 2014
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