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Stephen Lee Haines (1946-2020)

Stephen Lee Haines

FARMINGTON - Stephen (Porkchops) Lee Haines died September 9, 2020 following a long illness. Steve was born on May 21, 1946 in Strong, the son of the late Lloyd (Luke) Haines and Marion (Walker) Haines.

Steve served his country in the U.S. Army and was a Vietnam Veteran. He truly was a “jack of all trades”. Over the years he held many jobs; janitor, bus driver, cook, truck driver, and he was the Town of Phillips Road Commissioner for 25 years.

Steve was a beloved member of the Farmington Baptist Church He loved music and was a gifted singer. Steve loved spending time with his family and grandchildren, and looked forward to the Haines Reunion every year. Steve was loved by many for his stories and his wonderful singing. He was a talented stock car driver. He loved mud trucks and enjoyed driving his pull truck “Black Gold”.

Steve is survived by his loving wife, Linda (Dumeny) Haines; siblings, Sherry Pinkham, Jackie Abbott, Harlie Haines, Wanda Decker, Tim Haines, Cinder Savage, and Brian Haines; daughter, Stephanie Scott and her children Thomas and Jeffrey Scott; daughter, Sherri Haines and her children Cassie Magoo, Kurt Phillips, and Robert Searles Jr.; son, Stephen (Skeeter) Haines Jr. and his children Brandon Haines, Myka Haines, Sammy Haines, Clayton Murray and Jr. Murray; daughter, Shanalee Webb and her children Brianna Johnson and Dillon Hutchinson; and many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Karen (Haines) Savage.

Immediate services will be private. A public celebration of Steve’s life will be held at a later date once the COVID-19 restrictions have been eased. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 488 Farmington Falls Rd., Farmington, ME 04938.

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  1. Fly high willie missed by many...

  2. Linda I am so sorry for your loss and you are in my prayers. Sending you Hugs....

  3. Our lives will never be the same without you here with us.We had alot of fun times singing playing and tellings stories nobody gets tired of listening to them. Lots of fun times going to the races. Life will not be the same in the Haines family. Godspeed.....

  4. My comish, I miss you so much .But couldn't ask you to stay.I love you .I know now you are with the Lord in heaven No more pain, worries, sadness.I will take good care of Buddy.In Jesus Love.Good buy for a while my Black Gold.

  5. My deepest condolence To the entire family. Steve had a great Sense of humor we all loved. And a heart of gold. He will be missed dearly. Thinking of you all! 💕

  6. Condolences to Steve’s family. He was a good guy.

  7. My condolences and prayers are with you, Linda and your family.

  8. Sorry for your loss.

  9. Such a huge loss to our family. No more pain for you Steve. Go rest high on the mountain. Godspeed .......

  10. What a great guy!! Can't say enough about Steve. Our condolences to Linda and the family. May he rest in Peace. He'll be missed by many

  11. Condolences to Linda and Skeet and all the family. The summer I helped with Black Gold is one I will never forget. Rest in peace my friend.

  12. Condolences to the family.

  13. Deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one. Treasure all the memories and good times!
    Thinking of you , may you find peace and comfort in family and friends.
    Lynn and Evelyn Stevens

  14. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

  15. Linda,

    my thoughts and prayers are with you all. was glad to get to know Steve over the last few years.

    God bless and keep you close,

  16. My thoughts and Prayers are with Linda and all the Family.Steve will be missed by all of us,He was a super funny guy and a Friend to all.Condolences to all.

  17. So sorry to read this Linda. our prayers are with you .

  18. Linda my deepest sympathy to you and all of the family. Steve was a great and lovable person will miss him dearly! Rest in peace cousin Steve. ❤❤💕💕

  19. Steve .. you were the FIRST Man to Ever make me feel like a True Member of a Family .. you took me under your wing & treated me like one of your own .. I'll never forget working on your Pull Truck w you & Skeet ..
    I've feared this for years now .. just Wishing you could rebuild a relationship with Brandon & Miyki .. but I know you are watching over Luka (your great grandson) we all just wish you could have met him here, on earth .. Fly High Grumpa .. you are Soo Missed

  20. Our deepest sympathy to all Steves family . We will be praying for you all. God bless

  21. Thinking of you and your family Linda. Will catch up with you in a few weeks when things have settled down. Take care of yourself.

  22. Linda, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  23. We were close friends as young men...even going racing together....strong as an ox, but of the funniest individuals I have known....Rest easy Steve

  24. so very sorry for the family's loss, a good man gone too soon 😢

  25. Thinking of you Linda and family. Steve was a good guy.Funny and loved his singing. RiP

  26. Linda, Skeeter and the whole Haines family - we are so sorry to hear of Steve's passing. He will surely be missed but never forgotten. Our sincere condolences. Steve & Jill Smith

  27. I worked in the woods with steve for about 2yrs when he worked for my father. He was the most fun guy to work with i ever knew. He made it fun everyday. RIP Stevie.

  28. Linda and families, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. We love you.
    Craig and Deb

  29. My thoughts are with you Linda in this sad time.Take care.Leanne Smith

  30. Condolences to the family. We all had a lot of fun over the years.
    Steve always had a great personallity.He will be missed by many. RIP Steve

  31. Condolences to Linda and Family. I have known Steve since we were kids had a lot of good times, Steve will be missed by all who knew him. Rest in Peace My Friend

  32. Sorry to hear of the loss of this great man. I will never forget the jokes he told me. Steve go make Jesus laugh as I’m sure he will enjoy your company.

  33. Linda so sorry to hear about Steve. He will be missed all who new him. Lauraly and Beanie.

  34. Got to know Steve when we worked for sad58. He was such a nice guy. I am so sorry for his family's loss. Bless you all. Barb

  35. Steve was a great guy. So sorry for the family’s loss. May he Rest in Peace!

  36. Sorry to hear about Steve, we had some great laughs with him. Will always remember OHDays floats with him. What a character!!!! Our condolences to his family.

  37. I am sorry for this families loss,Steve was a great guy and a good hell raiser in his younger days.Loved his singing .He was a good stock car racer at Haleyville 500.Everyone will miss the Ole Steve but we won't forget him.Roll on Black and Gold and Rest easy now "Porkchops" Sorry I still owe you.jkLOL

  38. The memories of our lunchtime 'Conley' burgers at the garage. RIP Steve. I will chuckle at the stories remembered, and pray for your family here to bear the loss. Fly high and fast with the angels..