OTIS – James “Micky” A. Kearns, 93, died June 27, 2013, at a local nursing home. He was born Nov. 11, 1919, in Bangor, son of Thomas and Catherine (Slager) Kearns.
Micky served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Micky was very proud of becoming a member of the Biggest Buck Club in 1969. He loved the great outdoors, especially the time he spent at camp on Beach Hill Pond. Micky was a loving husband, father and grandfather.
Micky is survived by his wife of 60 years, Joyce M. (Bridgham) Kearns; two sons, James R. Kearns and wife, Joan, of Ellsworth, and Alfred T. Kearns and wife, Kim, of Bangor; two daughters, Jeanne Kearns of Half Moon Bay, Calif., and Barbara DeCarolis and husband, Nino, of Carmichael, Calif.; grandchildren, Karen, Kathy, Ricky, Mark, Jeff, Jenny, Jimmy Jr., Kelli, Cyndi, Eric, Kenny, Ryan and Dawn; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Micky was predeceased by his first wife, Beulah (McKay) Kearns; son, Charles Kearns; grandchild, Magen Leach; stepdaughter, Patty Leach; and 12 siblings. The family thanks the staff at the Maine Veterans Home for the loving care they provided to Micky.
A memorial service will be held noon, Wednesday, July 3, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor, with the Rev. Grace Bartlett, First Congregational Church, Brewer, officiating, and relatives and friends are welcome to call 10 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery, Bangor, after the service. The family invites relative and friends to share conversation and refreshments at the Family Reception Center of Brookings-Smith, 163 Center St., Bangor, after the interment. Those who wish to remember Micky in a special way may make gifts in his memory to the Maine Veteran’s Home, 44 Hogan Road, Bangor, ME 04401. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.