Robert Grierson

Jun 03, 2019
Robert Grierson

South Thomaston — Robert “Bobby” Grierson, 70, passed away May 27, 2019, after a long illness.

Bobby was born Dec. 17, 1948, in Owl’s Head to Beverly and Arthur Grierson. Right out of school he began working at FMC for several years before being drafted into the Army. He served his country during the Vietnam War, attaining the rank of corporal. After being discharged, he returned to work at FMC as a machine operator, where he was employed for 32 years. Bobby finished out his career as a jail guard at Knox County Correctional Facility.

Bobby was very active in his community. He served the town of South Thomaston as the animal control officer, town constable, ambulance director, selectman, member of the Lion's Club, scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts and was a firefighter for more than 40 years.

On Jan. 14, 1984, Bobby married the love of his life, Darlene Winchenbach. They made their home in South Thomaston for 35 years, where they raised their only child, Ashley.

Bobby enjoyed spending time with his family, whether it was camping, attending the Highland Games, or going to the firefighter conventions with his brother Arthur and his nephew David. He also enjoyed camping trips with his church family and cookouts at his home, where he enjoyed cooking for everyone. His family said he was famous for his spaghetti.

Bobby was predeceased by his parents and sisters Joanne Drinkwater of South Thomaston and Dori Grierson-Faust of Owl’s Head.

Bobby is survived by his loving wife, Darlene; daughter Ashley and her children, Angel, Christopher and Roland, all of South Thomaston; his brothers, Arthur Grierson of South Thomaston, Clint Grierson and his wife, Arlene, of New York; his sister, Shari Elwell, and her companion, Fred Cushman, of Spruce Head; as well as nieces and nephews David Elwell, Adam Grierson, Jamie Jean, Brett Jean, Jonathon Grierson, Daniel Grierson, Thomas Grierson, Athena Grierson and Joseph Bailey.

A celebration of Bobby’s life will be held June 15 at 2 p.m. at Grace Bible Fellowship, 30 Sherer Lane, Rockland.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the South Thomaston Emergency Services Auxiliary, P.O. Box 147, South Thomaston, ME 04858; South Thomaston Lion’s Club, P.O. Box 62, South Thomaston, ME 04858, or the Grace Bible Fellowship, 30 Sherer Lane, Rockland, ME 04841.

To share a memory or story with Bobby’s family, visit their online Book of Memories at bchfh.com.

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