He graduated from Stevens High School and then served in the National Guard for six years.
He had a natural talent. He could fix, repair, create, or build anything, but his passion was cars. He built his own hot rod when he was a teenager. He trophied in junior driving events, raced at the local speedway, and made a living in auto and body repair. After his children were grown, he tried his hand at building, flying, (and crashing) model airplanes. He was an active member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and served as treasurer for several years.
He is survived by his three children; daughter, Rebecca Pickul and husband Robert of Claremont; son, Alan Dexter and fiancé Deanna Kern of Cornish; daughter, Katherine Dickinson and husband Andrew of Claremont; former wife, Nancy Dexter of Claremont; brother, William Dexter and wife Patricia of Claremont; sister, Orelee Perrault and husband Donald of Cape Coral, Florida; grandchildren, Riley Dickinson, Abigail Dickinson, and Ashton Pickul, as well as several nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by his parents and longtime companion, Gail Crawford.
Calling hours will be held at Stringer Funeral Home 146 Broad Street in Claremont on Saturday, January 27, from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm with a prayer service at 2 pm. A celebration of his life will immediately follow at the Common Man Restaurant in Claremont.
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