Lee H. Hamlin, 77

PORTER — Lee Howard Hamlin, 77, of Porter died April 15, 2013 at his home after a long illness.

He was born on Jan. 11, 1936 in Lewiston to Edna May (Kilbreth) Hamlin and Dana Howard Hamlin.

Lee was educated in Oxford and Gorham schools, groomed and trained standard-bred racehorses professionally, and in his free time was an avid fishermen, trapper, and hunter.

He was active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and held the office of high priest. His love for growing things has translated to an entire family of green thumbs and full bellies. He was often found telling stories to anybody who would listen. To know him was to love him. His family was his greatest joy and they all knew it.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Jean Ola (Erickson) Hamlin; seven children, Linda Hamlin-Dow of Porter, Dale Hamlin of Wiscasset, Cindy Young of Naples, Don Hamlin of Brownfield, Vickie Woitko of Fryeburg, Lori Hamlin-Suprenard of Porter and Kelly Edwards of Raymond; 26 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Janet Provencher, June Hamlin, Dorothy Long and Marilyn Wallace; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his daughter Leanne Hamlin; a sister, Leahtine McGinnis; a brother, Dana Hamlin; his parents and his stepmother Arlene Hamlin.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 26, at 11 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Route 25, in Parsonsfield (Kezar Falls). Online condolences may be expressed at: www.wnyfuneralhome.com

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