BUCKSPORT – Edwin P. Bennett, 89, known as “Ted” to his family and friends, died peacefully Sept. 19, 2007, at his home with his children at his side. He was born May 18, 1918, in Bucksport, the son of Pearl W. and Louise E. (Gilman) Bennett. He was employed by Bath Iron Works, was a coal truck driver, a driver for Longview Lumber Co., a Bucksport school bus driver, owned and operated Bennett’s Poultry Farm on the River Road, Bucksport, and later was an egg salesman for Maplewood Poultry Co. and DeCosta Egg Farms. He was an outdoorsman, spending many happy hours hunting and fishing in all areas, especially at his camp on Roach Pond, as well as moose hunting with his grandsons. He enjoyed physical fitness, gardening, animal watching and supporting nature. Ted was noted for his wood cutting abilities, cutting many cords of wood throughout the past years for both his family and friends. Ted was also known to be a great storyteller. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great-grandfather and brother. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 65 years, Evelyn Bertha (Bryant) Bennett, who passed Aug. 22, 2007; son, James E. Bennett; his great-granddaughter, Sarah Elizabeth Moran; and his sisters, Gladys (Bennett) Wallace and Ellie (Bennett) Rich. He is survived by his children, Jeri (Bennett) Stuart and her husband, Larry, of Gorham, Jeffrey E. Bennett and his wife, Carolyn, of East Orland, and Jana (Bennett) Turner and her husband, Lloyd, of East Orland; 11 grandchildren, Karen Moran, Michael, Stuart, Jeffrey, Steven, Jason and Cory Bennett, Melissa Fairfield, Tammy Light, George “Jamie” Fairfield, Laurie McAllian, and Lynnette Libby; 23 great-grandchildren; seven sisters and brothers, Gertrude Crockett of Florida, Lyndoll Turner of Bucksport, Lucille Quinn and her husband, Stuart, of West Tremont, Victor Bennett and his wife, Pearl, of Bucksport, Stanley Bennett and his wife, Helen, of Bucksport, Rosemary Bennett and her husband, Bernard, of Bucksport, and Geneva Smith and her husband, Mac, of Orrington; many nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be held 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home, 28 Elm St., Bucksport, where a celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m., with Pastor Peter Remick officiating. A committal service will be held at Riverview Cemetery, North Bucksport. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to James E. Bennett Memorial Scholarship Fund, care of Bangor Savings, Drawer D, Bucksport, ME 04416.