John Prescott Doak went home to meet his Lord and Savior Dec. 3, 2020. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Theola Baker Doak, and is survived by his two daughters, Sharon Nickerson and her husband, David, of Belfast and Sharon’s son, Nathanael Steele of North Brookfield, Mass., as well as daughter Sandra Giles and her husband Lowell of Winthrop, and Sandra’s daughter Heather Bailey of Gray and her children, Kaylee Magee and Alex Horn.

John was a lifelong resident of Belfast. He was active in Belfast politics, having served two terms on the City Council, school committee and Water District. Additionally, he served for several years on the Board of Appeals.

John was employed for many years by Eastern Maine Towage Co., and was the master of the tugboat Clyde B. Holmes. He went on to establish Doak’s Machine Shop, which he ran until his retirement.

John was involved in many Christian ministries throughout his life. He was a member of Stockton Springs Community Church, a lifelong member of The Gideons International, was active in Central Maine Bible Conference (Fair Haven Camps), and served as a volunteer chaplain at the Waldo County Jail.

John had many interests. He was very proud of being a tugboat captain, and loved telling his “tugboat stories.” He also loved hunting and nature, as well as camping in Maine and the Canadian Maritimes. In his later years, he enjoyed bird watching, reading and listening to bluegrass music.

John made many friends along the way, too numerous to list by name. He will be sadly missed.

Funeral services will be held at a later date with arrangements by Riposta Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Gideons International,; Central Maine Bible Conference,; or Stockton Springs Community Church.