Dresden-Melvin C. Lewis, 84, of River Rd. died on Saturday, August 14, 2010 in Brunswick.

He was born in Gray Maine on November 13, 1925 the son of Earl W. Lewis and Marion Kelly Lewis. Melvin attended Richmond Schools.

Melvin has resided throughout the years in Gray, Randolph, South Gardiner and Dresden.

He proudly served his country in the United States Army and Air Force, retiring in 1964 after over 20 years of service.

Melvin retired to Dresden, where he and his family made their home.

He was a member of the Church of Christ in Augusta.

Melvin is survived by, son Peter J. Lewis, wife Patty Sue of Dresden, daughter Deborah A. Lewis McAllister and husband Jeffrey of West Bath, brothers Wayne P. Lewis of Chesterville , Brother-in law Wendell Hudson of South Gardiner, grandchildren Chelsie I and Kiara E. Lewis of Dresden, Rebekka A. McAllister Jackson, husband Aron Jackson of Charlotte N.C., Justin M. McAllister of Virginia Beach, Va., great grandchildren Alaynah B. Jackson, Tyler R. Jackson both of Charlotte, N.C., many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He is predeceased by his wife Verona E. Pinkham Lewis, a sister Nancy M. Lewis Howard, brothers Edward E and Norman C Lewis, half-sister Irene Thrower Hudson, half-brother John W. Thrower and mother-in-law Mildred E. Pinkham and half sister Iva Bromley.

Melvin was an avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing in younger years.

A graveside service will take place on Thursday, August 19th at 10am at the New Maine Veterans Cemetery in Augusta with full military honors.

In Melvin’s memory donations may be made to the: Church of Christ 91 Eastern Ave. Augusta, 04330.

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.