Robert G. Soper
Waldoboro — Robert Glen Soper, 43, passed away at his home in Waldoboro March 31, 2013.
He was born in Lewiston July 6, 1969, the son of the late Harold and Flora Soper. He grew up in Lewiston and attended local schools and went to Lewiston High School. After high school he began his work in the construction field with his father. His father passed on many valuable tools of the trade to his son, tools that he would use throughout his career. He met Heather May 7, 1993 and the two would move to Waldoboro in October of that same year. He would start his own business Hometec and he would begin building their home in Waldoboro and finished in December 1994. He and Heather married Feb. 15, 1995 and the two made their home at the house he built. The two raised their family in Waldoboro.
Bob loved to hunt, fish, and trap; any excuse he had to be outdoors he would take it. He loved coaching kids and would coach every one of his kid’s teams no matter the sport. He truly loved being on the sidelines, or in the dugout. He was a true coach, he wanted to pass along his knowledge to his players if they were unsure of certain techniques he would guide them and help them with each step of the process. He looked at coaching as an opportunity to help build the kids confidence. He loved baseball and this showed as he would coach from tee ball, to Little League, and up through Babe Ruth. There was one year that there was no one that could take the team to the State Championship for Babe Ruth so he piled the entire team, all 10 of them, into his camper and made the trek with them to the tournament where they would stay the week.
He loved his family and was very involved in all of their activities and would do whatever it took to make sure he was in attendance. He may not have been the loudest person there but his kids knew they could count on him to be there. He instilled into his children many life lessons that they will be able to use throughout their lives. He will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.
He is predeceased by his parents Harold and Flora Soper and a brother Norman Child. Survivors include his loving wife of 18 years Heather Soper of Waldoboro; daughter Kelsey Court and her husband Kevin of Waldoboro; sons Brandon Soper of Waldoboro, Channing Soper of Waldoboro; grandchildren Alyse and Aubrey Court of Waldoboro; loving in-laws Phillip and Sandra Sukeforth; brothers Bruce Soper and his wife Liz of Auburn; Harold Soper Jr. of Lewiston, Donald Soper of Auburn; sisters Susan Bowden and her husband Steve of Lewiston; Clarissa Collins of Auburn, Linda Leveque and her husband Bob of Poland; lifelong best friends Dana Pride of Sabattus and Scott Metayer of Virginia.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday, April 6, at 10 a.m. at the Waldoboro Congregational Church with Pastor Tom Rawley officiating. Internment will take place at the Mt. Auburn cemetery, where he will be laid to rest with his parents, in Auburn at later date.
Should friends desire memorial contributions may be made to the Waldoboro Little League or to the Dustin Osier Athletic Fund 1530 Wagner Bridge Road Waldoboro, ME 04572.
You are invited to share your condolences, memories, and photos with the family by visiting their Book of Memories at hallfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Home and Cremation Services 949 Main St. Waldoboro, ME 04572.