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Smart & Edwards Funeral Home

183 Madison Ave, Skowhegan, ME

OBITUARY

Robert Reid Demerchant

January 12, 1965January 27, 2020
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Robert Reid DeMerchant, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Skowhegan, Maine on Monday, January 27, 2020. Rob was born on January 12, 1965 in Augusta, Maine to Gary R. and Sharon (Spinney) DeMerchant. After graduating from Kennebec Valley Christian School in Waterville, Rob went on to obtain his Associate Degree in Business and his certification as an electrician from KVCC. Rob also took courses from the New York Institute of Photography. On August 1, 1992, Rob married the love of his life, Kim Carpentier, at the Lakewood Theater in Madison, Maine. Together they built a Christ centered life. They became the proud parents of one son, Seth, in 1997. For more than 10 years, Rob owned and operated “Big Bob’s Mowing Service.” Rob worked for Maine General Medical Center in Environmental Services, for more than 20 years. Most recently, Rob was employed by Wal Mart of Skowhegan. Rob indulged his artistic side in his passion for photography. His special interest was landscapes. He gifted friends and family with his beautiful photographs of Maine scenery, in his annual calendars. He loved history, with a special interest in WWII. He enjoyed tractors and was a past member of the Maine Antique Tractor Club. Rob also took pride in raising chickens. Most of all, Rob was a devoted family man who loved the Lord with all of his heart. He enjoyed drinking coffee, sharing photographs and Sunday night, “Life Group.” Rob is survived by his wife of 27 years, Kim, as well as his son, Seth. He is also survived by his parents, Gary and Sharon DeMerchant of East Madison; his sister Kimberly Ullrich and her husband Kevin, of Fredericksburg, VA; and many nieces and nephews and extended family. Rob was predeceased by his grandparents, Otis and Thelma DeMerchant and Helen and Howard Spinney. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 3 pm at the New Horizons Community Church, East Madison Rd., Skowhegan, Maine. Rev. Brian Hale will officiate.

Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Smart & Edwards Funeral Home, 183 Madison Ave. Skowhegan Donations may be made in Rob’s memory to the new handrail project at New Horizon’s Community Church, PO Box 513, Skowhegan, Maine 04976

  • FAMILY

  • Rob is survived by his wife of 27 years, Kim, as well as his son, Seth. He is also survived by his parents, Gary and Sharon DeMerchant of East Madison; his sister Kimberly Ullrich and her husband Kevin, of Fredericksburg, VA; and many nieces and nephews and extended family.
    Rob was predeceased by his grandparents, Otis and Thelma DeMerchant and Helen and Howard Spinney.

Services

  • Funeral Service Sunday, February 2, 2020

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Wendy Osgood

February 6, 2020

Kim, I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking about you and your family.

kevin Gower

February 4, 2020

Kim we are so sorry for your loss! Wish we could have been there through your time of sorrow. Praying for you and your son. Kevin and Lisa.

Don Cotta

February 1, 2020

Kim, was just made aware of the horrible news. Know you are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. Thinking of you Don and Barbara.

Amy Bryson

January 31, 2020

I worked with him at Walmart. He always had a great attitude and kind things to say. He really was light in the darkness. He was taken far too young. I'm so sorry for the family in this time of loss. My thoughts are with you.

Megan Sexton

January 30, 2020

Rob was good man love to look at his pictures he took god got awesome angel

Elinor (Elly--Moody) Fickett

January 30, 2020

Dear Kim-So very sorry & sad to hear of Bob. My heart goes out to you & your son--family too. I will lift you all up in prayers! Cling to the assured blessed hope in Jesus!

June Goudey

January 30, 2020

Kim and Seth, we will always remember our Bethel get togethers and Rob’s abiding love for you both. We send you our love and prayers for strength and courage to weather the coming days. June
Goudey

Paul & Annie Thompson

January 30, 2020

We were shocked to hear about about Rob. You and Seth are in our thoughts and prayers. Remember you are always a part of our family and we love you.

Layanee DeMerchant

January 30, 2020

Chris and I are shocked and saddened at your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Kim and Seth, and also with the rest of your family.

John York

January 29, 2020

My prayers to the family. Over the many years that I was involved with electrical projects in various MaineGeneral facilities I inevitably usually met up with Bob. He always had a smile and always was interested in what I was installing or repairing. Regardless of how his day was going he always had a kind word and would go above his normal duties and let me know that he would be happy help clean up the area at the end of the day. Though I never took him up on the offer and always cleaned my own mess, it was not uncommon to return to the work area from a parts run or break to find that Bob had been there and in my absence had broken down the cardboard boxes and disposed of them or some other task that was extremely helpful. I will be forever grateful and am glad I took the time to thank him. R.I.P Big Bob. You will be missed.

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