FRIENDSHIP — Randall Clark Lee, 75, peacefully passed away on Dec. 19, 2022, surrounded by his family. Born Dec. 26, 1946, in Damariscotta, he was the second of four children born to Clarence and Frances (Cook) Lee.

Randy grew up in Waldoboro and attended local schools. He enlisted in the Navy in 1963 where he supervised repairs to boilers aboard the USS Tidewater while touring the Mediterranean. Upon returning from the Navy, he gained employment at Bath Iron Works. After over 20 years of faithful service at BIW, Randy retired as assistant foreman in Department 09. He went on several trips overseas for BIW while maintaining Navy ships. Randy enjoyed his job and was well liked by his coworkers.

After retiring from BIW he finished off his own 35-foot lobster boat Last Date and lobstered out of Friendship Harbor for several years. He loved working with his grandchildren on the boat and was known for his patience in teaching them to drive and haul traps. Throughout his life of accomplishments there was nothing he couldn’t build or fix, for example building his own homes, finishing off boats, working on engines, boat models and leather works. His work ethic, easy-going nature, knowledge, experience and patience were but a few of his notable attributes. He is going to be greatly missed. Randy enjoyed helping others. He also enjoyed cooking and picking crabmeat. His signature gift was his famous apple pies.

Randy is survived by his longtime companion Mary Lee Melvin. They worked, traveled and enjoyed life together for over 32 years. He is also survived by his two sons Bubba Lee and his wife Laurie and Jason Lee and his wife Crystal, all of Friendship. Randy had five grandchildren, Jacob Lee and wife Ashley, Rachel Bowman and husband Wyatt, Joshua Lee and wife Kelsie, and Daisy Lee and Jason (Buster) Lee, all of Friendship. He had several great grandchildren as well.

He is also survived by Mary Lee’s son Glen Melvin and daughter Charise Melvin and their children Zachary, Shania, Jayson and their families. He was predeceased by his older sister Pauline and survived by his sisters, Nancy Merrifield and husband Elden of St. Albans, and sister Geraldine Gowlis of Hookset, N.H.

A celebration of life gathering for friends and family will be held at the Hahn Community Center in Friendship on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023 at 4 p.m.

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