Oakland, Maine-Robert “Bob” Thompson, 66, of Oakland, Maine, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, December 28, 2012, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, Thayer Campus in Waterville, Maine, after a sudden illness. He died in the intensive care unit surrounded by his loving family and the most attentive caring nurses and doctors. He was born in Waterville, Maine on September 26, 1946, the son of the late Basil and Hilda (Taylor) Thompson. Bob graduated from Lawrence high school, class of 1964, and has been a faithful follower of every school sports event since that time. After high school he entered the National Guard for six years, being honorably discharged as a Corporal. He was employed by Maine Central Railroad for several years and Marden's for over 20 years, and retired at age 62. He was an avid sports fan of the Red Sox and the New York Giants being his two favorite teams. He loved fishing, boating and couldn't wait to spend time at his camp on China Lake in the summer. In his early years, he coached a Fairfield P.A.L. Baseball team for several years. He loved his family, and the family summer trips with the grandkids. He also loved to read a good book. We love you and we will miss you, but you are no longer in pain but resting in the loving arms of Jesus! He was predeceased by a brother, Ronnie. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Martha Hosea Thompson; his two daughters, Rebecca Thompson of Oakland, Maine, and Melinda Thompson Moody and her husband Jason Moody of Brooks, Maine. He was a wonderful "Papa" to his two grandsons, Christian and Kaleb Moody and barely had chance to get to know his brand new granddaughter, Gabriella who he so looked forward too. He is also survived by his sister Debra White and her husband Dave of Fairfield, Maine; and a wonderful niece Megan White also of Fairfield, Maine. Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, January 1, from 6-8 p.m. at Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main Street, Fairfield, Maine. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 2, at 10 a.m. at Sidney Second Baptist Church, Route 104 (West River Road) Sidney. Burial will be held in the spring at Maplewood Cemetery. An online guestbook may be signed and memories shared at: www.lawrybrothers.com In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to Abundant Grace Ministries, P.O. Box 10, Searsmont, Me 04973.