PORTLAND — Reginald “Reggie” George McBean, Jr., 75, of Wilton died suddenly Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022, at Maine Medical Center in Portland.
He was born on Sunday, June 16, 1946, in Livermore Falls at Mrs. Crane’s nursing home. Reggie was the eldest son of Reginald George and Barbara (Whittemore) McBean, Sr. Reggie had three other siblings.
Reggie entered the military before graduating from high school and was inducted into the United States Army. After serving our country, Reggie returned home and graduated from Buckfield High School. Reggie worked at GH Bass Co. in Wilton for over 30 years until they closed when he started his own successful janitorial business – “Reggie’s Cleaning”. He has served many local businesses in the area for over 25 years. Reggie took great pride in ensuring that these businesses were in top condition.
On May 6, 2006, Reggie married the love and sunshine of his life, Crystal M. Poulin of Farmington at Henderson Memorial Baptist Church. They made Wilton their home and shared their life together for 20 years, 15 of those years happily married.
Reggie was a proud U.S. Army veteran having been honorably discharged into the Maine Army National Guard. While serving in the Maine Reserves, Reggie served with the 20th Engineer Brigade. He was honorably discharged from the Army Reserve in November 1970.
Reggie loved to travel. Reggie and Crystal spent time in the Bahamas and along the coast of Maine, including Pemaquid Point and Acadia National Park. Reggie loved lighthouses, especially the Pemaquid Point Lighthouse and the Bass Harbor Lighthouse. A good seafood meal on the coast was always a must in the summer. Late last year, Reggie and Crystal took their final vacation together which had been postponed due to the pandemic at the Margaritaville Resort in Hollywood Beach, Florida. Reggie loved his time there.
When he’s not traveling and in warm weather, you can find Reggie soaking up the sun wherever and however he can. Reggie and Crystal spent many relaxing and peaceful hours by their pool.
Reggie was a loyal and longtime Dallas Cowboys fan. He was much loved by the three cats that were part of his life, and these “fur babies” received special love and attention from him.
Reggie will always be remembered as a true gentleman. He was a generous soul and always had a smile and a kind word to share with everyone he met. He always made you feel special.
Reggie is survived by his wife Crystal of Wilton; daughter Rhonda and husband Buzzy Harriman of Biloxi, MS; granddaughter Jenny and husband Matt Wibberly and great-grandson Landon of Bangor; grandson Jeff Calden and fiancée Ericka and great-grandchildren Tyler, Cheyenne, Dominick and Julianna of Jay; and his favorite brother-in-law Tim Poulin and his wife Elizabeth of Sidney.
Reggie was predeceased by his parents, one brother and one grandson, Michael Calden.
A public memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 1 p.m. at Henderson Memorial Baptist Church, Academy Street, Farmington with post-service refreshments. The service can be viewed via Zoom and in Reggie’s Book of Memories at www.wilesrc.com. The use of masks will be necessary to ensure the safety of those present at the service. Per Reggie’s wishes, please dress casually. Private interment with U.S. Army honors will be at Fairview Cemetery in Farmington.
In accordance with the wishes of the family, memorial donations may be made in Reggie’s memory to the Henderson Memorial Baptist Church Memorial Fund, PO Box 147, Farmington, ME 04938. Memories and a memorial video may be shared in Reggie’s Book of Memories at www.wilesrc.com. Cremation care and memorial services are supported and provided by the Wiles Remembrance Center in Farmington.