Rev. Robert H. Plummer
AUBURN -- Rev. Robert H. Plummer, 87, of Dixfield, left to serve the Lord in his big house on July 19, 2011 at the Hospice House in Auburn with his loving wife by his side. He was formerly a resident of Somerset Street in Rumford for many years.
He was born in Portland on July 21, 1923, the son of Record L. Plummer and Alice H. Howe Plummer. He graduated from Portland High School Class of 1941 and Mountain Union College in Alliance, OH with his B.A degree Class of 1950 and from Boston University School of Theology Class of 1953 with his master’s degree in MST (Masters of Sacred Theology). He was ordained in 1952.
Bob also served with the 1st Med Depot Co as an Army Pfc from 1943 to 1945 including overseas in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes, and Central Europe.
In 1953, he served the greater Waldoboro area of the United Methodist Churches until 1956 when he went to the Calvary Methodist Church in Lewiston until 1963. He then served the United Methodist Church of Brunswick until 1974 when he moved to Rumford at the United Methodist Church until retirement in 1986. He served as a guest preacher in Andover, North Auburn, Mexico, Dixfield, Rumford, Oquossoc and Rumford Point and had served as the officiating minister at many Methodist Conferences and had also served as a youth leader at the Conferences.
Bob was a member and past president of the New England Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, had served as a board member of Tri-County Mental Health and the Rumford Boys Home, the local American Cancer Society, and a member and a Paul Harris Fellow of the Rumford Rotary Club. As a retired pastor and member of the Rumford United Methodist Church, he remained active in the church, including the choir and Men’s Club. He was a life member of Napoleon Ouellette Post # 24, American Legion.
The greatest thing he gave to everyone was Faith-Hope-Love, and he will take that to his new life.
He was married in Malden, MA on July 30, 1954 to the former June Awad, who died in Rumford on January 21, 1995. He remarried in Rumford on October 8, 2005 to Phyllis Andersson Quinn Plummer. who survives of Dixfield.
Other survivors include sons, David Plummer and wife, Bonnie of Nashua, NH, Mark Plummer and wife, Janet Plummer of Westbrook, CT; six grandchildren, Domnique and Caleb Plummer of Westbrook, CT, and Jocelyn Marie and Nathaniel Awad Plummer of Merrimac, MA, Joshua Sunstrom of Londonderry, NH, and Adam Burley, U.S. Army; a brother, William Fossett of Gray; several nieces and nephews; a step-daughter Arlette Andersson and husband, Robert Robitaille of Lisbon Falls; and a step-son, William Woodward of Tempe, AZ.
The family would like to thank the Rumford Community Home and staff in Rumford and The Hospice House and staff in Auburn for their excellent care.