Edgar S. Parent, 85, died Dec. 16, 2010, at a local hospital.

He was born in Stoughton, Mass., March 8, 1925, the son of Walter and Esther (Beal) Parent.

He was a well decorated Army Air Corps veteran of World War II; he had 25 missions over Japan just after the atom bomb was dropped. He was an avid golfer and loved country music and ’40s Big Band music. He would sit up on Saturday nights listening to RFD TV 345, enjoyed traveling to Arizona with his wife, his sister-in-law and her husband.

He was a member of the American Legion of Brooks and VFW. He enjoyed going to lunch at the mill in Searsmont daily, also driving to Belfast daily to get the Boston Globe.

He was predeceased by a sister, Eleanor Snowdeal.

He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Rena Parent, of Brooks; three stepchildren, Colby Crossman of Massachusetts, Cinda Young of Rhode Island, and Cary Crossman of Massachusetts; a brother-in-law, Ed Elwell, of Northport; two sisters-in-law, Avis Bradford of Smithfield and Georgia Trask of Oakland; five grandchildren, Danielle, Deborah Ann, Daniel, Erin Lynn Crossman and Carrie Plentus; and a great-grandchild, Chase Kinney.

A memorial service will be held Monday, Dec. 27 at 1 p.m. at the New Maine Veterans Cemetery Chapel, Mount Vernon Road, Augusta.

Arrangements are with Crabiel-Riposta Funeral Home, Belfast.

Online condolences may be offered to the family at ripostafh.com.