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DEXTER - Larry E. Tilton, 62, died unexpectedly Nov. 1, 2006, at a Bangor hospital. He was born July 5, 1944, in Old Town, a son of George and Dorothy (McGray) Tilton. He had been employed at Dexter Shoe, Dexter; Eastland Woolen Mill, Corinna; and Bartlett Yarns, Harmony.

Larry loved camping and repairing small engines, including lawn mowers, chain saws and any other gas powered machine. He was also a naturally gifted musician. He could play any musical instrument by ear with only a couple of hours with the instrument.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Jean (Reynolds) Tilton of Dexter; two sons, Steven and wife, Theresa, of Carmel and George and wife, Kathryn, of Hooksett, N.H.; two daughters, Beverly Tilton and companion, Ray Gillo, of Waterville and Gail and husband, Jeff Merrill, of Ripley; two brothers, Clinton and wife, Connie Tilton, of Dexter and Roger Tilton of Washington, D.C.; a sister, Brenda and husband, Bob Cooley, of Dexter; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Friends may call 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, at Crosby & Neal, 61 Main St., Dexter, where funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday with Pastor A. Maurice Neal officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Donations in Larry's memory may be made to Harmony Ambulance Service, 1 Main St., Harmony, ME 04942.

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