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DEXTER- Dean O. Tuttle, 63, died May 26, 2009, at his home in Dexter, surrounded by his family. He was born March 27, 1946, in Dexter, son of Owen and Barbara (Parker) Tuttle.

Along with his father he owned and operated the Tuttle Saw Shop in Dexter for many years. From 1976 to 2003 he was a Reserve Officer for the Town of Dexter. Dean worked as a correctional officer at the Charleston Correctional Facility from 1985 until retiring as a Sergeant in 2009. He was also involved with the K-9 Unit in Charleston from 1985 to 1995. Dean was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church in Dexter. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and was known as "the man that always paddled his own canoe".

He is survived by his wife Mary (King) Tuttle and his mother, both of Dexter; 2 children, Marilyn Jakins and her husband, Scott of Newport, and a son, Michael Tuttle and his wife, Laura of Dexter; 2 grandsons, Tyler Jakins of Newport and Luke Tuttle of Dexter; a sister, Lana Annis and her husband, Brian of Harmony; nieces and nephews; and his faithful companion, Riley.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 PM, Thursday, May 28th, at Crosby & Neal, 61 Main Street in Dexter. Funeral services will be held at 11 AM, Friday, May 29th at New Hope Baptist Church on Free Street in Dexter with Pastor Will Walters officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Dexter.

Deanís family wishes to thank the nurses of Cancer Care of Maine, and the nurses on Eastern Maineís sixth floor, for their great care and support.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make donations to Cancer Care of Maine, Webber Building, 417 State St., Suite 20, Bangor, ME 04401-6600.

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