BATH — Roger Buzzell Jackins, 84, of Bath, died July 25. He was born in Houlton on October 1, 1927, the son of James F. and Doris Buzzell Jackins. He was a graduate of Houlton High School, class of 1946.

After graduation, Jackins worked as a cook in Boothbay. In 1951, he joined the U.S. Air Force and proudly served his country for four years. He then was employed at New England Telephone & Telegraph Company as a lineman, where he worked for 33 years until his retirement in 1989.

Jackins married his first wife, Jean Lambert, in 1950. On August 8, 1992, he married Marcia Warner and the couple resided in Bath to live out their retirement together.

Jackins loved cooking, camping and working outdoors. In his spare time, he could be found tending his garden or splitting wood for the winter.  

Jackins was a member of the Corliss Street Baptist Church in Bath, where he was a deacon for many years and cooked for bean suppers. He also volunteered with the Bath Area Food Bank and cooked at the Bath Soup Kitchen.

Jackins is predeceased by a brother, James W. Jackins, and a sister, Jeanne L. Jackins.

He is survived by his wife, Marcia; son Jeffrey Jackins, of Lincolnville; son Brian Jackins and his wife, Ruth, of Elverson, Pa.; a daughter, Karen Jackins, of Portland; a sister, Diana Jackins, of Watertown; stepson Dale Davies and his wife, Susan, of Sandwich, Mass.; stepson Gary Davies, of Wellfleet, Mass.; stepdaughter Debra J.D. Lewis and her husband Dwight, of Boothbay; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service was held Aug. 1 at the Corliss Street Baptist Church in Bath. To share your thoughts and condolences with the family, please visit

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