BRUNSWICK - Robert E. White “Bob” affectionately known as “Grampy B” and “Big Bob” for his big personality, big heart and big hugs. He lived life LARGE and died happy and at peace at age 80 on Sunday, September 20th, 2020. He was surrounded by his girls and dreaming of hunting and fishing in Eustis with Ross & Gil.\r\n\r\nHe was born on October 9th, 1939 the son of the late Waldo E. and Mildred L. White of South Gardiner, Maine.\r\n\r\nA 1957 graduate of Gardiner High School and #75 on G.A.H.S State Championship football team, he loved all things football. Turning down a full ride scholarship to play football for Boston University, he graduated from Maine Vocational Technical Institute of South Portland, class of 1959. He went on to play semi-pro football for the Portland Sea Hawks before settling down to start his career and family.\r\n\r\nBob was employed by Gardiner Coal & Supply Co., a family owned business for many years. He opened his own family real estate company, Bob White Associates, in 1979 enjoying 10+ years of service in the greater Gardiner area. In the late 1980s he followed his heart back to his roots and started his own heating and plumbing business located in Readfield, Maine. He sold his business and retired in 2007 to travel across country in his motor home. He enjoyed his retirement by hunting, fishing and spending time with his daughters, grandchildren and friends near and far. \r\n\r\nBob was past president of Gardiner Rotary, Tri-City Fuel Dealers and a five year consumer representative on the board of Examiners of Psychologists.\r\n\r\nHe is predeceased by his beloved parents and his adored baby brother, Jonathan White. He is survived by sisters, Jean Lunt of Ocala, Florida and Cindy Donnell of Randolph, Maine, sister-in-law Beth White of Litchfield, Maine and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.\r\nHe is survived by four amazing daughters, Stephanie Duncan and fiancé Dana Lawrence of Randolph, Maine, Tascia Cole and husband Chris of York, Maine, Toryann Colby and husband Jed of Edgecomb, Maine and Tiffany Pushard and husband Tim of Topsham, Maine; plus eight grandchildren, Gabriel, Mariah, Ross, Courtney, Kelsey, Lindsey, Fiona & Phoebe. \r\nHe is survived by former wife and mother of his children, Marie “Belle” Jackson White of Randolph, Maine and former wife Joan Bollinger of Punta Gorda, Florida.\r\n\r\nHis family will be holding a private celebration of life but if you’d like to celebrate “Big Bob” in your own way, you could pour two fingers of Fireball, kick back with a fat lobster roll and crank up Elvis Presley’s rendition of “My Way”. \r\n\r\nArrangements are in the care of Staples Funeral Home and Cremation Care, 53 Brunswick Avenue, Gardiner, Maine. Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the Staples Funeral Home website: www.familyfirstfuneralhomes.com.