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WESLEY CHAPEL - Theron "Ted" Perkins

WESLEY CHAPEL, FL AND CORINTH, ME - Theron "Ted" Perkins, 75, passed away Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at his winter home in Wesley Chapel, Florida after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born March 20, 1939 in Charleston, ME, the fifth of six children to the late Liston and Arlene (Scribner) Perkins.

Ted attended Charleston schools and worked as a mechanic for "Red" Trask afterschool. In 1959, he started his career as a Water Well Driller for P.L Jones and Ronald Pomeroy. He then went to work for Merl "Sam" Dunham, Inc. in July 1967, for whom he worked for 44 years until the time of his retirement in 2011. "Although no relation," as the radio advertisements for Merl "Sam" Dunham, Inc. would refer to him, Ted was thought of as a part of the Dunham family and will be greatly missed by close friends Dick and Deb Dunham.

Those who knew Ted, know that he lived life to the fullest. He loved to be around people laughing, joking and sharing a touch of the "bubbly." He had a quick wit about him, which made him a joy to be around. Ted's favorite pastime was bartering and trading vehicles.

Ted was a member of the Brewer Eagles Club, Bangor Elks Lodge #244, Loyal Order of Moose and Olive Branch Lodge #124. He was also a member of the Anah Temple Shrine, where he was very proud to be a Keystone Kop, being a permanent fixture in the front seat of the old Model AA.

He is survived by his brother Donald and wife Jill of Corinth; his sister Patsy Nevins and husband John of Bangor, special friends Dick and Deb Dunham and family of Corinth as well as close friend and co-worker Wesley Stinson II and his family of Charleston. Ted was predeceased by his parents, brother Terry and two sisters, Judith Smith and Juanita Sabine.

A Graveside service will be held in the spring at the Puddledock Cemetery in Charleston.
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