David E. Bither, Sr., 66, died Jan. 7, 2011, at a Bangor hospital.

He was born May 28, 1944, in Linneus, the son of Merle and Maxine (Bates) Bither Sr.

David was a U.S. Army veteran who worked most of his life as a truck driver and logger. He loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting and gardening.

He was predeceased by his brother Gary, and is survived by his companion of 11 years Elizabeth Vanidestine of Jackson; two children, Angela Orcutt of Pittsfield and David Bither Jr. and his wife Amy of Burnham; a sister Janet Bither of Troy; two brothers, Chester Bither of Troy and Merle Bither Jr. of Palmyra; three grandchildren, Kassandra Orcutt, Joshua Bither and Lincoln Bither; two stepgrandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of David’s life will be held in the spring at David’s home. Arrangements under the care of Crabiel-Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.ripostafh.com.