Wayne W. Simmons, 82, of Waldoboro, passed away peacefully at home on the evening of September 2, 2021, with his wife and girls by his side. He was born in Waldoboro, Maine on February 8, 1939, the son of Pearl A. and Ida M. (Sprague) Simmons.
He grew up on the family farm with his ten brothers and sisters, and attended Waldoboro schools. He worked in the woods alongside his father. In 1958, he married Barbara Thibodeau. They lived in Florida for fifteen years, returning to Maine in 1975, and he began working as a lobsterman for forty years, retiring “at the ripe old age of 78”.
He enjoyed racoon and deer hunting, and hunting bobcat with Bill Dow. He enjoyed watching Nascar, Westerns and football, especially the Miami Dolphins.
In addition to his parents, Wayne is preceded in death by his son Randy who died in July 2020.
Wayne is survived by his loving wife Barbara of Waldoboro; his daughters: Cindi Rodeffer and her children, Kyle & Cameron Rodeffer; Melanie Simmons and her children, Mike and Jillian Paradis; Missy Swartz and husband Larry, and their children, Anna Shoemaker and Christopher Swartz; and Angel Pitcher and her children, Kayla Wilshire & Keanan Pitcher; eleven great grandchildren with two more on the way.
Relatives and friends are invited to join the family for a graveside service at 11AM on Thursday morning, September 9, 2021 at Orffs Corner Cemetery, 2410 Winslows Mills Road in Waldoboro. The Reverend Robert Bellows will officiate. Should friends so desire, donations may be made to the Orffs Corner Community Church, P.O. Box #1021, Waldoboro, Maine 04572-1021.
Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Condolences, and messages for his family, may be expressed by visiting: www.StrongHancock.com.
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