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NEWPORT & CORINNA - Kenneth R. Emerson, 83, died November 30, 2009 at his Newport residence surrounded by his family after a short illness. He was born September 8, 1926 in Stetson, a son of James A. & Zelda A. (Sweet) Emerson. Ken attended Corinna Union Academy leaving half way through his senior year to serve his country in the 82nd Airborne Division, U.S. Army. Because of the call of duty, he didn't receive his high school diploma until June, presented by his daughter Terrie Lee, with the graduating class of 2009 at Nokomis Regional High. After serving his country, he owned and operated a service station in Corinna for a number of years. He then drove truck for Eastland Woolen Mill, and later for Lyle Pierce, Inc. with the CB handle, "Deputy Dog."

In 1971 he graduated from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Augusta and was a Penobscot Deputy Sheriff until his retirement in 1996. During this time he also leased the Newport Golf Course located on the Old Newport Road. He was a member of the Corinna American Legion and a 25 year member of the Corinna Fire Department.

Ken and Charlene also enjoyed the winter months at their residence in Zephyrhills, FL enjoying special times with friends and family. Dad loved to play golf. It was his lifelong hobby. He had shelves of trophies, including five hole-in-ones! He was a man of few words but wouldn't miss an opportunity to crack a joke or play a prank. He especially loved to tease his grandchildren. They lovingly named him "The Ole Buzzard." We love and greatly miss him, but we draw strength and comfort knowing that he is now with his Heavenly Father.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Charlene (Buck) Emerson of Newport; daughter Terrie Lee (Emerson) Murray and husband James (Butch), granddaughter Shana and husband Alton Anderson, great granddaughter Lauryn and great grandson Aidan of Corinna, granddaughter Michelle and husband Justin Paradis of Corinna; son Allen Lee Emerson, grandson Brandon of Sangerville and grandson Kyle of Dexter; son James P. Emerson and wife Susan, granddaughter Heather and husband Dale, great granddaughters Jasmine and Kelsey and great grandson Devin of Corinna; daughter Carleen (Emerson) Davis and husband Daniel and granddaughter Ashlee of Corinna, grandson James and fiancÚ, Cheryl, great granddaughters Samantha and Alyssa of Dexter, granddaughter Suanne and husband Ara (Tiger) Cookson, great granddaughters Danielle and Sara and great grandson Hunter of Corinna, grandson Ryan and fiancÚ Melanie, great grandsons, Ryan and Dustyn, and great granddaughter Maddisyn of Cambridge, grandson Dusty (Daniel II) of South Carolina; brothers Seth Young of Florida and Charles Young of Corinna; niece Jackie Emerson of Corinna; and two special grand-dogs, Ranger and Ozzie.

He was predeceased by his father James, mother Zelda, and brother Jerome A. Emerson of Corinna.

Friends and family may call from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8pm Tuesday, December 8th, at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport. Refreshments will be served at the American Legion Hall in Corinna, located on Maple Street, between the hours of 3:30-5:30 PM for friends and family. A private family interment will be held at Morse's Corner Cemetery, Corinna, at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests all donations be made in Kenneth's memory to the Tri-County Technical Center to benefit the Law Enforcement and Truck Driving programs. Please send to: TCTC, C/O Lori Rosebush, 14 Abbot Hill Road, Dexter, ME 04930

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