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Whitefield – Robert Wilson, 71, of Whitefield died at his home surrounded by his family on Thursday, April 5, 2018. He was born in Jefferson on Oct 6, 1946. He was a woodman, having worked hard all his life. He started his working career at Lipman Poultry in Augusta, and digging marine worms.
Robert loved working in the woods, enjoyed Indian artifacts and anything to do with the ocean.
He was predeceased by his wife, Madelyn, his brothers Charlie Wilson, Donald Peaslee, Albert Peaslee, and three sisters Pauline, Tina, and Patsy.
He is survived by his companion Sylvia Walls, his daughter Robin Wilson-Sukeforth of Richmond, three sons, Robert Wilson, Jr of Chelsea, Wyatt Wilson of Augusta, and Waymond Smith of Whitefield, two sisters Serena Delano of Texas and Alta Miller of Dixfield, seven brothers, Mike Wilson of Augusta, Harold Peaslee, Jr of Bowdoinham, Edward Peaslee of Whitefield, Paul Peaslee of Pittston, Benny Peaslee of Dixfield, Ricky Peaslee of Pittston, Dale Peaslee of Whitefield, his grandson Ross whom he was very close too, and 18 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews and his best friend Steve Lord.
Visiting hours will be held Monday, April 9th from 5 to 7pm at Staples Funeral Home 53 Brunswick Ave Gardiner where a funeral service will be held Tuesday at 10am. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery in Jefferson.