David Adrian Crockett, 80, of Benton, died Sept. 13, 2015 at Oak Grove Center in Waterville. He was born in East Dixfield, Feb. 25, 1935 the son of Elmer and Dorothy Haines Crockett. David worked as a self- employed lumber man for many years. Later he was employed at HOP Pressure Cleaning from Sandown, N.H. as a sales and service man in Maine. He was dedicated to family, life partner and friends. He was a gifted woodworker and crafted things by hand. He also liked to collect antiques and go to antique shops and yard sales. David is survived by Marie Rollins of Benton, his long-term partner of 24 years; two sons, David A. Crockett, Jr. of Wilton and Chris Crockett of Farmington; two daughters, Susan DeRuiter of Damariscotta and Ethel Crockett of Waldoboro; four grandchildren, Shelli Sue Drake and husband Tim of Fayette, Eugene Tardif of Jay, Carrianne and Carinina both of New Sharon; four great-grandchildren, Jamielyn and Jazmyn Tardif both of Jay, Brandon and Kaitlyn Tardif both of Standard, VT.; one step-great-granddaughter, Madeline Drake of Fayette. David was predeceased by his father and mother, Elmer and Dorothy Crockett and a sister, Beryle Daoust Crockett. A memorial service will be held at a later date.