Charles's Story

BANGOR AND BREWER - Charles "Charlie" McKay Sr., 84, passed away April 22, 2015. He was born November 4, 1930, in Portland the son of Percy and Marjorie (Tracey) McKay.

Charlie served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. For a good part of his life he worked as a truck driver working for himself and Merrill Transport, Charlie also was the owner of his own construction company, Charles McKay Construction. He was a Mason of the Carmel Lodge and an Anah Shriner.

He is survived by his first wife, Lois Chamberlain; children, Chuck McKay Jr., Sally Long and George McKay; a brother, George McKay; eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; and his longtime companion, Jean True. Charlie was predeceased by his son, Gary McKay, in 1978; and by his second wife, Beverly.

Friends may call from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, May 1, at the Brewer Chapel of Brookings-Smith, 55 South Main St., Brewer. A graveside funeral service with military honors will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 5, at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, 200 Mt. Auburn Avenue, Auburn. Gifts in his memory may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, care of Anah Shrine Center, 586 Main St., Bangor, ME 04401. Condolences to the family may be expressed at
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