Robert W. Rimbey, Sr., age 69, of Mt. Airy, died Friday, December 20, 2013, at NMS Healthcare in Hagerstown, MD.
Born July 6, 1944, in Maryland, he was the son of the late William L. and Mary R. Buckman Rimbey. He was the husband of the late Barbara Jean Raby Rimbey who died in 2010.
Robert was the former owner and operator of Food Rite Groceteria, Mt. Airy. In 2005, he and his family sold the business and retired. Bob was a graduate of Mt. Airy High School, Class of 1962. He then served in the US Navy
during from 1963-67 on the USS Claude Jones. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church. He was known for his kind and generous spirit. He enjoyed spending time with his family, camping, antique cars, diet coke, word searches and was a jack of all trades. He was always helping others with his talents. He knew how to find humor in every situation, never failing to make someone smile. His love and generosity to all was never failing. Through his example we all learned "where there's a will, there's a way", and he finally found his way home. Surviving are one daughter, Robin Lynn Shriner and husband, Mike, of Hagerstown; two sons, Robert W. "Bill" Rimbey Jr. and wife, Celeste, of Hagerstown, and Joseph A. Rimbey of Mount Airy; nine grandchildren, Ashley Rimbey, Madison Lewis, Conner Shriner, Jonathan Shriner, Stephen Shriner, Makaela Rimbey, Lucas Rimbey, Britny Brashear and Jackson Shriner.
He was predeceased by a sister, the late Rebecca F. Shaw.
The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the Haight Funeral Home & Chapel (6416 Sykesville Road) Sykesville.
A funeral service will be held on Monday at 9:30 AM at Prospect United Methodist Church (5923 Woodville Road) Mt. Airy. Interment will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Mt. Airy.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the
Maryland, 200 East Joppa Rd, Suite 407, Towson, MD 21286.
Online condolences may be made at www.haightfuneralhome.com