Alton L. "Dink" Bare Sr.

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Alton "Dink" L. Bare Sr., 76, of Thurmont, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, at his home, after a 17-year illness of prostate cancer.

Born Oct. 4, 1936, he was the son of the late Alton M. and F. Louise Hamrick Bare. He was the husband of Doris Jean Harne Bare, his wife of 52 years.

He was a veteran of the Army, serving at Fort Lewis, Wash. His career started at National Institutes of Health, moving from the Poolesville office to the Frederick office. He later was a bail bondsman for Al Bare Bail Bonds and Tregoning Bail Bonds, retiring in 2007. Years after retirement, his family was informed he bailed people out of jail without taking their money, and giving clients money to feed their children.

He liked to hunt in Garrett County and Deep Creek Lake, and called Garrett County his second home. He also spent many deer seasons in Rangley Lake, Maine. In 1995, he was president of Lewistown Volunteer Fire Department. He coached Thurmont Little League in the 1970s, was an NRA member and life member of Central Sportsman Club of Frederick County. He was looking forward to the birth of two more great-grandsons.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are children Tanya I. Bare and partner Donna L. Morris, of Smithsburg, Estella L. Motley and husband Ricky J., of Thurmont, Larry L. Bare and wife Bernice, of Frederick, and Alton L. Bare Jr. and wife Tracey M., of Cascade; grandchildren Madison R. Bare, the Rev. Joshua J. Motley and wife Hillary, Jacoba J. Cassidy and husband Chris, Katie A. Bare, Felicia A. Bare and partner Paul J. Ford, Allison L. Bare, Skylar M. Bare, Josie N. Bare, Cory J.W. Bare and Rachel R. Workman and husband Josh; great-grandchildren Madisyn T. Knoedler, Quentin J. Cassidy, Joclyn W. Cassidy, Hunter B. Ford and Bryson T. Workman; a sister, Yvonne B. Willis; and brothers Richard "Yogi" E. Bare and Robert M. Bare and wife Cathy, all of Thurmont; brother-in-law Billy L. Harne and wife Shirley, of Ellicott City; sisters-in-law Helen W. Harne and Janice V. Willis and husband David, of Thurmont; and many nephews and nieces.

He was predeceased by a brother, Melvin L. Bare; father-in-law and mother-in-law Lawrence G. and Irene V. Harne; brothers-in-law Robert L. Harne Sr. and Jim Willis; and a sister-in-law, Leota I. Knootz.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at MorningStar Family Church, 14698 Albert Staub Road, Thurmont.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the church, with the Rev. Donna Sandridge and Rev. Joshua J. Motley officiating. Interment will be in Resthaven Memorial Gardens.

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Published in Carroll County Times on Sept. 17, 2013
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