Jonathan Jacob Popham, 28, unexpectedly went to be with his Lord, July 16, 2016. He was a loving husband and father, a hard-working man, but most importantly, a child of God. He loved the Lord and wanted to share His love with lost souls.
Recently, Jonathan travelled to Israel, a life-changing experience for him, which served to deepen his love for the Lord and increase his love and concern for the lost. He wanted to share with others the love and forgiveness he had found in Christ. His greatest influence were his brothers and sisters in Christ.
A member of the Maine Lobsterman's Association, Jonathan was a lobster fisherman, and he loved being on the ocean setting and pulling traps. His stern men, Timmy White and Jesse Frisbee, both performed heroic efforts to save him. Timmy will always hold a special place in the hearts of family for jumping overboard himself to pull Jonathan from the water.
Jonathan was predeceased by his father, William Adelbert Popham. He is survived by his loving wife and two-year-old son, Melinda Popham and Isaias Jonathan Popham, his mother, Gail Popham all of Machiasport; brothers, David and wife, Heidi Popham and William Popham; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Neil and Mary Albee of East Machias; sister-in-law, Emily Bena and husband, Sean of Bremerton, WA; special adopted grandparents, Ben and Mary Ann Crocker of Buck's Harbor; special adopted parents, David Wallace and Freda Roberts of Cutler; special adopted brother, Bryan Wallace and special adopted sister, Bobbi Jo Wallace. He will be sadly missed by many special friends, with whom he wanted to share Christ's love, including Wayne and Laura Dennison of Cutler, Rob and Amanda Boynton of Machiasport, Donna Dennison of Machias, and Ben Crocker, Jr. of Roque Bluffs.
A memorial service will be held at Machias Christian Fellowship, 3 Davis Lane, Machias, Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 3:00 PM with Pastor Aaron Dudley officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home, 220 Court Street, Machias, where online condolences may be shared: www.bragdonkelley.com
Contributions may be made to The Isaias Popham College Fund, c/o Machias Savings Bank, Attention: Jennifer Tuell, PO Box 318, Machias, ME 04654.