BRUNSWICK — Harry E. “Tunky” Inman Sr., 81, of Bath, died Sept. 15, with his family by his side.
He was born Oct. 25, 1933, in Bangor, a son of Joseph D. and Bernice (Goodell) Inman. He grew up in Bangor and attended local schools. Harry then answered his country’s call to duty and joined the U.S. Army as a member of the 82nd Airborne Division.
At an early age, Inman learned the value of hard work, as he logged in the woods with his father. He carried that work ethic with him throughout his life, including his time in Bridgeport, Connecticut, where he worked for the Public Works Department until 1962.
Inman married Marilyn Pye, of Phippsburg, in New York on April 2, 1957, and the couple soon started a family. In 1964, they moved to Bath. There, Inman worked for the Public Works Department for 30 years, retiring as a foreman in 1995.
Inman loved the outdoors. Lobstering and hunting were two of his favorite activities. He also loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, and his dog, Dexter.
He was a member of the Bath Lodge of Elks.
Inman was predeceased by his wife of 49 years, Marilyn; a granddaughter, Jessica M. Inman; a brother, Warren “Bud” Inman; and a sister, Joyce Marie King.
He is survived by his daughter, Sharon Dalton, and her husband, Roger, of Palm Coast, Florida; three sons, E. Wayne Inman and his wife, Susan, of Charleston, South Carolina, David L. Inman, of Bath, and Harry E. Inman Jr., of Bath; a brother, Joseph Inman, and his wife, Kathy, of Bath; four grandchildren, Christopher S. Inman, Tyler W. Inman, Crystal J. Inman and Jayme L. Dalton; four great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Roberta Gilliam, of West Point; and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service with military honors was held Sept. 22 at Oak Grove Cemetery in Bath, with the Rev. Dan Coffin officiating.