HOLDEN and TELLICO PLAINS, Tenn. – Leroy “Roy” David Lakeman, 91, went home to be with the Lord Friday, Aug. 11, 2006, at home in Knoxville, Tenn. He was surrounded by four of his seven children from his predeceased wife, Mildred (Ring) Lakeman. Roy was born April 5, 1915, in Lubec, the son of Jess Lakeman and Sadie (Rice) Evans. He was one of eight children. Roy grew up in the Perry and Eastport areas where he enjoyed the activities of Fundy Bay. At the age of 17, Roy moved to the Brewer area where he met his wife Mildred Helen Ring. He worked at the Eastern Fine Paper Mill in Brewer for several years after his marriage to “Middie.” When World War II started, Roy enlisted in the U.S. Navy. After the Navy and during the last years of World War II, he worked at Dow Air Force Base in Bangor as a hydraulic mechanic on B-52’s. Roy always longed to be his own boss. He accomplished this in 1947 with his brother, Earnest Lakeman, as a non-ferrous recycling technician, also known as junk-man, and then on his own for the remaining of his career as owner and operator of L.D. Lakeman and Sons in Holden. Roy never said “no” to a customer that needed a hand during hard times. No was never part of his vocabulary. Roy held different positions in the town of Holden politics over the years. He served several years as a voluntary firefighter for the Clewelyville Fire Department. He was a member, along with his son and best buddy, James, of the Anah Temple Shrine of Bangor. Roy was predeceased by his first wife Mildred (Ring) Lakeman; his second wife Beatrice (Getchell) Lakeman; and in 1997, by his eldest son, James LeRoy Lakeman of Holden. He is survived by his four daughters, the Rev. Helen Shaw of Tellico Plains, Tenn., Donna and George Orcutt of Stockton Springs, Grace and Carl Garrison of Houston and Julia Pettegrow of Houston; by two sons, David and Lynn Lakeman of Holden and Gerald and Debbie Lakeman of Atlanta. In addition to his loving children, Roy is survived by many adoring grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Roy’s love was split between the Maine coast and the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee where he spent many years with his faithful daughter, Helen. He enjoyed his family the most and shared all that he had with them in love and joy. A memorial service was held Aug. 13, in Tennessee. A graveside service will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at the Rowe Cemetery, Levenseller Road, Holden, with the Rev. Helen Shaw officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lakeman’s Children’s Fund, North Brewer-Eddington United Methodist Church, 31 Main Road, Eddington, ME 04428. The family invites friends and relatives to fellowship and refreshments after the service to 13 Lakeman Lane, Holden. For more information please call Tina True.