Jack McKay Sr., 73, beloved husband of Nancy E. McKay, died Jan. 3, 2010, surrounded by his loving family at home.

He was born in Monroe on Dec. 29, 1936, the son of Eleanor Orcutt.

Jack was an industrious man, working for himself most of his life. He owned trucks and a paving company, was a mechanic, worked in the woods and was road commissioner for the town of Frankfort for many years. He leaves his children a legacy of hard work, integrity and love of family. Jack will be remembered as a loving husband, son, father, grandfather and friend.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Nancy E. (Cole) McKay; his children, Susan Seger and Robert, Jack McKay Jr. and his wife, Cindy, Richard McKay and his wife, Jeannie, Timothy McKay and his wife, Tracey, Anthony McKay and his wife, Samantha, and Terry Ripley and his wife Lisa; two sisters, Betty Dyer and her husband, Richard, and Beverly Norton; two brothers, Larry Orcutt and Edward Orcutt; 17 grandchildren, Gregory Coulter, Bruce Coulter, Bobby “Bugga” Seger, Jack McKay III, Jason Brasslett, Jen McKay, Danielle McCarthy, Dale Linscott, Adam McKay, Josh McKay, Kalie McKay, Nick Wilson, Travis Graves, Tabetha Dudley, Cassandra McKay, Rebecca Ripley and Jonathan Ripley; 15 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins and many wonderful friends.

A private family service will be held in the spring.

Memorial gifts may be made to Waldo County General Hospital, Oncology Patient Assistance Fund, P.O. Box 287, Belfast, ME 04915.

Arrangements are with Hampden-Gilpatrick Funeral Home, 45 Western Ave., Hampden. Messages of condolence and memories may be shared through hampdengilpatrick.com.