ROCKLAND - Robert Curtis Colby, 87, of Rockland, passed away August 2, 2014 in Rockland. He was born January 21, 1927 in Paris Hill, Maine the son of George A. and Alice (Curtis) Colby.
Pastor Colby served as a Pastor at churches in Bethel, Rumford, St. Johnsbury, Waterville and Newfoundland and was active in Greater Grace World Outreach Ministry. He was a WWII veteran. When he was young he enjoyed racing stock cars at Oxford Speedway. Pastor Colby spent his life serving God and loving his family. He and his wife had an impact on many people.
Robert was predeceased by his parents; his daughter, Sandra Colby Heikkinen and grandson, Jacob I. Knight. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy I. Colby of 69 years; his children, Gordon L. Colby, Michael R. Colby and wife, Deighlene Mueller Colby, Steven E. Colby, Dennis C. Colby, Mark A. Colby, Rebecca Colby Latham and husband, David; Jennifer Colby Knight and husband, W. Richard and son-in-law, Richard Heikkinen; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Fred W. Colby, Priscilla A. Carne and Dorothy M. Tibbetts.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. August 9, 2014 at Grace Baptist Church, 398 Paris Hill Road, South Paris. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Greater Grace World Outreach, 6025 Moravia Park Drive, Baltimore, MD. Arrangements are under the care of Direct Cremation of Maine, 182 Waldo Avenue, Belfast.