Kevin Linwood McLain

FAIRFIELD – Kevin Linwood McLain, 51, died unexpectedly late Thursday evening, April 21, 2022. A heart attack took him from this earth, but his broad smile will always be remembered.

He was born June 2, 1970, in Waterville, the son of Clarence and Allison McLain. He attended Fairfield schools and graduated from Lawrence High School in 1989.

Kevin was self-taught in everything; a jack of all trades (except maybe electrical). At the young age of 14, his mother helped him get a worker’s permit because the bike shop that he was spending time at figured they should put him on payroll for all of the work that he was doing. Kevin always worked. He was an employee of Hammond Lumber Company for a total of 20 years, with employment in between his time at Hammond, working for Madison Mattress and Furniture for eight years, a business that was owned by his in-laws.

Kevin met the love of his life, Kimberly Peters, in August 2000 at Unity Raceway where he tried to get her attention … she ignored him. A few days later, at Skowhegan State Fair, Kevin’s first-born son, Kyle, ran into Kim as he was coming off the merry-go-round. Persistent, Kevin called Kim the next day for a date. He proposed to her during Bike Week, 2002. Kevin and Kim were married on May 31, 2003. This next month, they would have celebrated 19 years of marriage.

Kevin’s interests were many: he enjoyed riding his Harley, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, boating, camping, NASCAR, however, most of all he enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He coached Kyle’s hockey team and most recently coached his younger son, Keenan, in basketball and baseball.

He spent many “wild times” at hunting camp each November with Steve, Dickey, Dan, Michelle, Lindsay, Dustin, and more recently with Keenan. He loved “Black Friday” shopping with Kim and Keenan, leaving their home at 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving and finding deals all over Southern and Central Maine, arriving back home the following night around 6 p.m.

Another favorite of Kevin’s was decorating the exterior of their home and yard for Christmas. And during the warmer seasons, he would spend a lot of time at their pool or camping at the Speedway in New Hampshire and at Fryeburg Fair in October. He loved family gatherings and BBQs. He also was a collector of automobile memorabilia and antiques.

Although gardening was not his activity, he always made sure that Kim’s garden was tilled and the heated greenhouse was ready to go in the spring. And for those who knew Kevin, he was “Mr. Fix-it,” especially in anything automotive. He was always lending a helping hand; he would do anything and was very meticulous including his carpentry projects; more recently building a “corral” inside their home to handle his Black Lab, Tag and her seven pups.

Kevin is survived by his wife, Kimberly, and son, Keenan, of Fairfield; son, Kyle of Colfax, Wis.; his parents Clarence and Allison McLain of Waterville; his in-laws, Ken and Brenda Peters of North Anson; his sister-in-law and her husband, Michelle and Andy Deuble, nieces Natalynn and Rylie, all of North Anson; dear friends Danny and Lisa Slaney of Fairfield; his Hammond Lumber coworkers and the contractors to whom he delivered to on a daily basis; his Fairfield PAL friends; and his Black Lab babies, Tag (the little girl that he never had) and her pup, Bow.

Kevin was a member of the Waterville Elks Club, where there will be a celebration of his life on Thursday, April 28, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Lodge located at 76 Industrial St.

Arrangements are in the care of Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main St., Fairfield where memories may be shared, and an online register book signed by visiting

In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Kevin’s name to

Fairfield PAL,

20 Military Ave.,

Fairfield, ME 04937

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