Malcolm Early Joy Jr. 77, died Sept. 3, 2010. He had fought a long battle with heart problems as well as cancer.

He was born to Malcolm Joy Sr. and Lena Milliken Joy in Camden Nov. 16, 1932. He grew up on Joy Road In Lincolnville. He was predeceased by his parents; two brothers, Roland and Carlton Joy; a sister, Gwendolyn Joy Jamieson; and a son, Malcolm Earl Joy III March 19 of this year.

Malcolm graduated from Union Springs Academy in Auburn, N.Y. He served in the Army (82nd Airborne) from 1953 until 1956. Later that year he entered the Air Force and served for 17 years. He retired from the Air Force in 1973. His specialty was electronics. And for the next several years his employment was in medical electronics, including instruments for cardiac research, in Syracuse, N.Y., Cumberland County Hospital system in Fayetteville, N.C., and Tibbetts in Camden.

Being in the service gave him and Jean both travel lust. In 2000 they travelled in their motor home for almost six months, seeing and doing many things. Also on their 50th anniversary they were given a cruise to Bermuda by their children.

He always loved the ocean and it was that love that brought him and Jean back to his beloved coast of Maine in 1983. Eventually their grown children followed. Travelling became his way of dealing with his battle with cancer. He wanted almost daily trips to the airport at Owls Head, the ferry dock at Lincolnville, or to see the windmills in Knox.

He was always reading, and his favorite book was the Bible. He read it extensively and was never happier than when able to discuss it. Many hours were spent in deep study and discussions about the plan of salvation. His greatest desire was to see all accept Jesus.

He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Jean Smith Joy; a brother, Timothy, and his wife, Diane Joy, of Lawrenceville, Ga.; a sister, Geraldlyn, and her husband, Robert Craig, of Perham; a sister-in-law, Sue Green, of Chattanooga, Tenn.; an uncle, Eugene Milliken, of Camden; two sons, Charles Joy and his wife, Cynthia, of Lincolnville and H. Scott Joy of Perham; two daughters, Sandra and her husband, Timothy Byrd, and Laurie K. and her husband, Ron Roy; 11 grandchildren, Jennifer, Allison, Joshua, Amanda, Ashley, Toni, Christie, Angela, Stephen, Anny and Sarai; nine great-grandchildren, Porsche, Nicholas, Koal, James, Ananais, Cyrus, Darby, Evie and Rhys.

Services will be held at the Camden Seventh Day Adventist Church, 132 Camden St., Rockport, Sunday Sept. 12, at 2 p.m. Burial will follow later that day at Laselle-Drinkwater Cemetery on Moody Mountain Road in Searsmont.