Robert (Bob) D. Simpson, 73 of Sanford Road, passed away September 3rd, 2020 in York Hospital, surrounded by his wife and children due to complications of pneumonia.
Bob was born September 9th, 1946 in Cedar Falls, Iowa where he graduated high school. He proudly served in the United States Navy before meeting his future bride, Faye Hatch. They married in and raised their family in Wells, ME.
For 32 years, Bob worked for LaValley Lumber Company in Sanford, retiring as an estimator. Bob loved baking and was always eager to share his creations with others, especially his carrot cake and various breads. He was an avid Patriots, Red Sox and Celtics fan, and there was never a crossword puzzle he couldn’t solve. Bob spent much of his time listening to his records and watching QVC, Jeopardy and The Game Show Network. The most important thing in Bob’s life was his family and community. Bob spent several years as a volunteer firefighter for Highpine as well as spending numerous years coaching youth athletics in Wells, including being one of the original 6 coaches of the Wells Jr. Warrior football program. Bob would travel all over the country to watch his daughter; Kari play basketball and he was incredibly proud of the father that his son; Derek had become. When Bob’s grandchildren came along, Grampy Simpson followed their activities also. He was constantly talking about his children and grandchildren’s accomplishments, they were truly his pride and joy.
Bob was predeceased by a son, Daniel Simpson; his father Raelen E Simpson, his mother Bessie Dixon, and brother Harry Simpson. Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Faye (Hatch) Simpson of Wells; son Derek (Jan) Simpson & 3 grandchildren Colin, Natalie and Brody Simpson of Orland, ME; daughter Kari Biggs (Dustin) of Wales, ME; brother Dick Kramer, brother-in-law Rodney (Mary) Hatch; sister-in-law Sandra Simpson; and several nieces and nephews.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, services for Bob will be at a later date. He will be laid to rest in Oceanview Cemetery in Wells, ME. Arrangements are entrusted to the Johnson Funeral Home, 26 Market Street, North Berwick, ME
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