Milton B. Dysart
Milton Bruce Dysart, 84, passed away May 29, 2018. He was born in Bangor, February 4, 1934 son of Marshall W. and Blanche (Flanders) Dysart.
Milton started work at an early age. He pumped gas at Dysart’s on Hammond St. after school. He got his drivers license at the age of 15 and after high school drove truck hauling Bunker C Oil to sardine factories down east and to Maine Public Service in Caribou. Later hauling Cities Service Gas and Fuel down east and to Aroostook County.
Milton made many trips from Searsport to Fort Kent hauling Shell Oil products to Daigle Oil Company. He was very proud to have driven 5 million miles plus without a chargeable accident.
Milton and his cousin Edward and son David Dysart started Dysart’s Truck Stop in 1967. He was the cashier days and mechanic nights in the garage for several years. He got very tired working 16 to 18 hours a day and decided he would sell to David. Milton left the truck stop and went to work for St. Johnsbury Trucking Company for 14 years. He returned to Dysart’s and managed their warehouse for 2 years then retired and moved to “paradise” in 1998, Bottle Lake in Lakeville, ME.
Surviving are his wife of 29 years, Betty J. (Grant) Dysart; his children, Denise and her husband, Joseph Knapp, Dennis and wife Karen Dysart; Eric Dysart and wife Jennifer; grandchildren, Megan, Madeline, Tessa and Josie Knapp, Dennis, Kelsey and Cameron Dysart, Ethan Dysart and fiancé Lindsay, Brian Dysart; step-sons Gregory Hamilton and wife Cynthia, Timothy Hamilton and wife Sharon; step- daughter Debra Gray and her husband James; 6 step-grandchildren Amanda Hamilton, Jessica Mott, Nicole Bell and husband Luke, Timothy Hamilton and wife Kristie, Aimee Hamilton and Jack Hamilton; 7 step- great, grandchildren; a brother Donald Dysart and wife Nancy, niece Judith-Anne Dysart and fiance Bruce Thompson.
A service to celebrate his life will be held 4 pm Sunday, June 3, 2018 at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor, where relatives and friends are invited to call 3 pm until time of service. All are invited to a reception at Dysart’s on Broadway, following the service.
Those wishing to remember him in a special way may donate in his memory to the Quad County Snowmobile Club, for the barn restoration, P.O. Box 45, Springfield, ME. 04487.
Condolences to the family may be expressed at BrookingsSmith.com.