Robert W. Prentice, 81, of Macclenny, Fla., formerly of Bristol, passed away Oct. 18.
Mr. Prentice was born to the late Keith and Cordelia McClain Prentice. He was a retired master carpenter who had a heart for people. He loved to talk and visit with friends and family. Mr. Prentice enjoyed gardening and growing flowers, fishing and shrimping, and going hunting. He will be remembered for his quick wit and sense of humor.
He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Gloria Hanning Prentice of Macclenny, Fla.; daughters, Elizabeth (Richard Gibson) Matteson and Jennifer (Dewey) Rayburn, all of Macclenny, Fla.; step-daughters, Rena Burton of Macclenny, Fla., and Stacey Jackson of Bristol; step-son, Arthur Smith of Bristol; grandson, Andrew Smith of Marietta, Fla., whom Mr. Prentice raised as a son; brothers, Keith (Joan) Prentice of Columbus, Ga., Carl (Carol) Prentice of S. Bristol, Richard (Irma) Prentice of Damariscotta, and James (Carolfaye) Prentice of Round Pond; sisters, Nancy Thorpe of Port Charlotte, Fla., Donna Chase of Gaithersburg, Md., Mildred (Charlie) Higgins of Bristol, Rosalie (Alvin) Hill of Damariscotta, and Rosemarie (Larry Dodge) Clancy of Walpole; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
His family will have a private memorial service at a later date.
Please sign the online guestbook at www.forbesfuneralhome.net.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Forbes Funeral Home, Macclenny, Fla.