Baileyville- Lewis Ivan Tozier Sr., 74, passed away unexpectedly at home on April 19, 2016. Lewis was born January 3, 1942 in Calais, the son of Maude Arlene Preston- Tozier and Arthur Avard Tozier.
He attended school in Baileyville then joined the Army in 1960, including a tour of duty in Vietnam. Ivan was also a member of the Maine Army National Guard serving with the Det. 1, 1136th Trans. Co. from 1978 to 1994. After the military he worked at the Georgia Pacific Company out of Woodland as a logger. He then enjoyed long haul truck driving for many years.
After retirement Ivan enjoyed snowmobiling and four-wheeling and was a member of the sunrise trails ATV club. He was also a member of the Spednic Club bowling team in Baileyville until health problems forced him to retire recently.
Lewis was predeceased by his parents; a sister Linda Seeley and a step-daughter Bonnie Devine (Smith). He is survived by four sons Arthur, William, Robert and Lewis; two very special cousins Terry Tracy and Dick Preston; two step- granddaughters Stephanie Smith and Veronica Chandler and their children, Gradyn, Kadynce, Kouper, Kobe and Kinsley-Mae. He is also survived by his beloved ex-wife Roseleta Smith; stepson Travis Smith and step grandson, Tyler Devine. He will be forever sadly missed by his very special friend Shawn Walton of Baileyville.
All are welcome to attend a graveside service for Ivan, 1:00 p.m., Sunday, May 1st at Baring Cemetery. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport.