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Robert Brooks

Robert Waldo "Bobby" Brooks

Saturday, May 12th, 1928 - Saturday, March 16th, 2019
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Obituary

Lincoln – Robert “Bobby” Waldo Brooks, 90, passed away peacefully, March 16, 2019 at Colonial Health Care in Lincoln. He was born May 12, 1928 in Forest City, the son of Harry E. and Helen (Coburn) Brooks.
Bobby graduated in 1946 from Mattanawcook Academy where he met his wife of 70 years, Winifred Louise (Lancaster) Brooks. In February of 1952 he joined the United States Army and was stationed in Germany during the Korean Conflict. For over 35 years he worked for Lincoln Pulp and Paper, where he retired. Bobby and Winifred owned Candyland on Main Street in Lincoln for over a decade, where they met many friends – young and old. After retirement he was known for puttering around and taking care of the South Lincoln Neighborhood. Bobby enjoyed mowing the lawn and taking care of yard work. Taking rides to get some ice cream or a hotdog from Harris’ Take-Out was one of his favorite pastimes.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by a brother, Paul Brooks and a special cousin, Waldo “Bud” Brooks.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Winifred of South Lincoln; two daughters, Wanda McLaughlin of Chester, and Janice Brooks-Calhoun of Orrington; three grandchildren, Jill McLaughlin of Hampden, Julie Peters and her husband, Derek of Rochester, NH , and Micheal McLaughlin of Lincoln; three great-grandchildren, Hayden, Owen, and Benjamin Peters of Rochester, NH; wonderful neighbors, Gary and Gilda LaChance, and Reggie Drinkwater, all of South Lincoln; as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Friends are invited to visit with the family 6-8P.M. Friday, March 22, 2019 at Lamson Funeral Home, Clay Chapel, 7 Lee Road, Lincoln, where funeral services will be held 2 P.M. Saturday, March 23, 2019. Spring interment will be at the Lincoln Cemetery.
Those who would like to remember Bobby in a special way may make donations in his memory to Woodie Wheaton Land Trust, 2 Grove Road, Forest City, ME, 04413 or The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation P.O. Box 414238, Boston, MA 02241-4238.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, March 22nd, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Friday, March 22nd, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Lamson Funeral Home, Clay Chapel
    Address
    7 Lee Road
    LINCOLN, ME 04457
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    Lamson Funeral Home, Clay Chapel
    Address
    7 Lee Road
    LINCOLN, ME 04457
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Location
    Lincoln Cemetery
    Address
    Main Street
    LINCOLN, ME 04457
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Interment will be in the springtime.

Affiliations

  • American
  • US Army

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J. Bryant

Posted at 06:50pm
To the family,
I express my deepest condolences for the loss of your love one. In the Bible, God expresses death as a "sting." (1 Corinthians 15:55,56) So this means that behind death, there is a painful hurt. He also knows what it is like to experience losing a love one as "he did not spare his own son but handed him over for us all." (Romans 8:32) But soon God will do something amazing. "All those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out." (John 5:28,29) God will use his Son to bring back all our dead loved ones to life! What a joy that will be! There, God "will wipe out every tear from (our) eyes and death will be no more neither mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore."(Revelation 21:4) So yes, although experiencing the temporary sting of death, we will have the prospect of joy living on a paradise earth free of death forever!
Again, sorry for your loss.

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