John Doak

Obituary of John P. Doak

Captain John Prescott Doak DOB 12-14-28 DOD:12-3-2020 John Doak went home to meet his Lord and Savior on December 3, 2020. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Theola Baker Doak, and is survived by his two daughters: Sharon Nickerson and her husband David of Belfast, Maine and Sharon’s son Nathanael Steele of North Brookfield, Massachusetts as well as daughter Sandra Giles and her husband Lowell of Winthrop, Maine and Sandra’s daughter Heather Bailey of Gray, Maine and her children Kaylee Magee and Alex Horn. John was a lifelong resident of Belfast Maine. He was active in Belfast politics, having served two terms on the City Council, school committee and Water District. Additionally, he served for several years on the Board of Appeals. John was employed for many years by Eastern Maine Towage Company, and was the Master of the tugboat Clyde B. Holmes. He went on to establish Doak’s Machine Shop, which he ran until his retirement. John was involved in many Christian ministries throughout his life. John was a member of Stockton Springs Community Church, a lifelong member of The Gideons International, was active in Central Maine Bible Conference (Fair Haven Camps), and served as a volunteer Chaplain at the Waldo County Jail. John had many interests. He was very proud of being a tugboat Captain, and loved telling his “tugboat stories”. He also loved hunting and nature, as well as camping in Maine and the Canadian Maritimes. In his later years, he enjoyed bird watching, reading, and listening to bluegrass music. John has made many friends along the way, too numerous to list by name. He will be sadly missed. A memorial service for John will be held at Riposta Funeral Home on January 23, 2021 at 10:00am. In lieu of flowers, Memorial gifts may be made to the following: Gideons International: Central Maine Bible Conference: Stockton Springs Community Church.
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Memorial service

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, January 23, 2021
Riposta Funeral Home
182 Waldo Avenue
Belfast, Maine, United States
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