DEXTER--Kenneth Paul Pooler, 80, died unexpectedly February 10, 2020 at his residence. He was born July 28, 1939 in Dexter at home, 98 Free Street, a son of Maurice and Rita (Goulette) Pooler. He graduated from N. H. Fay High School majoring in playing baseball. He won 40 games and lost 1 as a left handed pitcher. In his senior year his team won the Penquis Little League title. Ken coached the Dexter Shoe Little League team for many winning seasons. He was mentioned in Fred Wintle's book, WHEN WEAVERS WOVE, as the only coach who showed him (Fred) how to hit a baseball. An avid Boston Red Sox and Patriots fan, Ken will also be remembered as an avid golfer. He was one of the original members of the Dexter Municipal Golf Course, where he served many years on the Board of Directors and also volunteered many hours working at "one of prettiest sights in town" making it bigger and better.\n\nKen's first job was at the Mt. Kineo Bottling Works, helping to make among other flavors, "the best Orange Crush". He "signed in" at Dexter Shoe Company at 17 years old, just 2 days after graduation, never expecting to stay there for 42 1/2 years. In 1999, he took an early retirement and looking back on his career helped the company grow.\n\nKen was the oldest of 3 sons, and is survived by brothers Carroll and Douglas. He is also survived by 2 daughters Debra and Laura; step daughters Debbie Scott and Cathy Haskell; step sons Buddy and Eddie Mountain; several grandchildren and great grandchildren.\n\nHe was predeceased by his loving wife, Mavis Pooler in 1994. Ken wanted to say that the companionship he shared with Diana Hartford Warren made the golden years golden.\n\nAt his request, there will be no visitation. Spring graveside committal services will be held at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Dexter. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Dexter.\n\nCelebrate the grizzly old veteran's life by gripping it and ripping it at Dexter Muni!