Fairfield, ME/Saint Petersburg, FL- James W. Steeves Sr., 99, of Fairfield, ME, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 6, 2015, in the Hospice Care Unit at Togus VA Center. \r\n\r\nHe was born in Baileyville, Maine on March 16, 1916, one of four children born to the late Charles and Jennie (Wilson) Steeves. \r\n\r\nHe had a love for music, and was a member of the Al Corey Harmonica Band, and won a State competition at Portland, Maine in the 1930’s. \r\n\r\nHe served in the Maine National Guard, and the United States Army before and during World War Two. After the war, he returned to Maine, and worked for Maine Central Railroad until he retired in 1962. During this timeframe he was a member of the Freemasons, Lions Club, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the American Legion. \r\n\r\nAfter retirement, he moved to Florida and played in several softball leagues, and at the age of 75 he joined the Kids and Kubs. While playing for the Kids and Kubs he was a member of the 1998 Senior World Softball Championship. It was no surprise that he would sing the national anthem before each game. \r\n\r\nBesides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Althea Lyons; his wife, Christine Poulin; his son, James W. Steeves Jr.; his grandson, Gregory Steeves; his grandson, Sean Steeves; his great grandson, Jordan Bard; his brother, Charles Steeves; his sister, Evelyn Osborn; and his sister, Irene Noble. \r\n\r\nJim will be sadly missed by his children, Evelyn Boston (Larry), Jill Bard (Bert), and Jeff Steeves (Tina); his daughter-in-law, Betty Steeves; several half and stepsiblings; his grandchildren, Ricky Sweet (Sue), Kevin Sweet, James Millett (Margaret), Jason Bard (Tina), Jodi Handley (Charlie), Rebecca Boston, and Julie Bard (Somora); his great grandchildren, Ricky Jr., Shanice, Ashley, Jade, Zack, Garielle, Jayley, Makenzie, Brody, Jamie, James Jr., and Courtney; and his great great grandchildren, Raiden, and Sophia.\r\n\r\nVisiting hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 11, at Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main St., Fairfield, ME. Graveside services with military honors will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, November 12, at Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Civic Center Dr., Augusta, ME, with Pastor Bill Lawrence officiating.