REGINALD F. ANNIS ATHENS – Reginald F. Annis, 83, died Sept. 7, 2008, at his home. He was the youngest son of J. Howard and Maude (Graves) Annis. Reg was a skilled fisherman and outdoorsman. He had been a registered Maine guide since 1957 and marveled at the smallest aspects of nature. With his wife of 63 years, Hazel (Walker) Annis, who predeceased him Dec. 2, 2007, he traversed the lakes and streams of central and northern Maine, usually able to catch a fish and often a large fish. To quote his son, Don, “Dad is in a place now where the fish are biting and the wind is not blowing.” Reginald was a military policeman in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was stationed in Okinawa, Iwo Jima, and Maui during his time in the Pacific Theater. After returning from the military, he worked as a hand sewer for Sandler Shoe Co. of Boston and Medwed Shoe. He was a member of Harmony VFW for many years. Reginald was a kind man, a gentle person by nature and a person who tried to live peaceably with his fellowman. He is survived by a son, Don Annis and his wife, Cindi, of Monson; and a daughter, Regina Herrick and her husband, Fredrick, of Harmony. Reg was very grateful for four wonderful grandsons and their families, Glenn Annis and wife, Jodi, Dean Herrick and wife, Amy, Ryan Annis and wife, Hannah, and Jared Herrick and wife, Isabelle. There are few delights like five great-grand-daughters and Reg enjoyed them all. Julia and Jillian Annis, Aren and Lia Herrick, and Riley Herrick were such fun for him. He was eagerly anticipating the birth of a sixth great-granddaughter to start the new year. Reg was predeceased by a special nephew and friend, Tom Crews; two brothers, Morrill and Howard Annis; and five sisters, Beatrice Page, Marguerite Olsen, Priscilla Morrill, Ruthie Annis and Meredith Nissenbaum. Reggie thought his sisters to be “just such beautiful girls.” Surviving are two brothers, Philip “Pat” Annis and Arnold Annis, both of Harmony; and one sister, Mary Bowman of Skowhegan, all of whom have been a mainstay in his life. Special love and thanks to his Florida family who telephoned him weekly, Alice Gallagher and Pamela Pomerleau, who assisted him, and to special friends, Pat and Del Barker of Athens. A graveside funeral service, with military honors will be held at Reg’s request 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, at Libby Cemetery, Route 150, Harmony, with Pastor Thomas Izon officiating. Should friends desire, remembrances may be made to Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs, in care of Jim Ellis, 59 Atkinson Road, Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426. Messages of condolence and memories may be expressed at www.laryfuneralhome.com.