Perley J. Childs Jr.


LEWISTON – Perley J. Childs Jr., 64, of 324 Lewiston St., Mechanic Falls, died Wednesday, July 4, at Central Maine Medical Center after a very short illness.

He was born in Portland, on May 2, 1943, the son of Perley J. Sr. and Thelma (Whittier) Childs. He was self-employed in the trucking and hauling business his whole life. He loved God and enjoyed helping others whenever he could and was an avid Oxford Plains Speedway racing fan.

He is survived by his wife, Christine Berry Childs of Mechanic Falls, whom he married on Oct. 27, 2006; six children, Rose A., and her husband, Robert Scammon, of Brunswick, Sandra A., and her husband, Edward Pemberton, of Sabattus, Perley Conrad, and his wife, Kerrie Childs, of Auburn, Jesse J. Childs, and his fiancé, Lori Labbe, of Poland, Mark T., and his wife, Jody Childs, of Mechanic Falls, David L., and his wife, Mary Childs, of Oxford and a stepdaughter, Pamela Alexander of New Orleans, La.; two brothers, William Childs of Leeds and Guy Childs of Turner; four sisters, Sandra Fitzgerald of Leeds, Virginia Blackwell of Lisbon, Josephine Gower of Lisbon and Brenda O’Neil of Turner; 27 grandchildren, Heather Holbrook, Robert Jr., Ashley Scammon, Kate Stanley, Kendra Wilson, Kailee, Cody, Kasee, Katheryn,Kaden Childs, Matt Mahar, Eric O’Conner, Christopher, Jami, Megan Childs, Kimberly, Benton, Andrew Labbe, Curtis Cook, Mark Childs Jr., Misty Grant, Nicole Rowe, Dustin LaPlante, Joshua and Zachary Childs, Iris and Kara Alexander; seven great-grandchildren, Izzabelle Holbrook, Connor Stanley, Kelsi, Kielie, Paytyn LaPlante, Taylor Benton, Nayome Snowdeal, and two more on the way.

He was predeceased by his parents, Perley J. Sr. and Thelma (Whittier) Childs; a sister, Katherine Colby; and his first wife, the former Pauline Fournier Childs in 2001.