FAIRFIELD--David Robert Folsom, of Fairfield, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes on May 23, 2021. \r\n\r\nHe was born in Bangor, Maine on April 4, 1957, to Patricia and Farnham “Bud” Folsom. David was the oldest of five children in a busy household initially on Highland Avenue and later at 4 Maple Street. The Highland Avenue house was so small that David had to sleep in the attic when people visited. The move to the big house on Maple Street was much needed. David was one of the first campers at Folsom Brothers’ Day Camp, run by his father and uncles on Maranacook Lake. Many Augusta/Winthrop children were picked up by a bus driven by Bud and transported to and from the lake.\r\n\r\nDavid attended Augusta schools and played basketball at both Cony and University of Maine at Farmington. He graduated from Cony in 1975 and went on to earn his BA in History from Farmington. \r\n\r\nIn the 1970s, David drove a limousine for his high school friend Billy Simpson who owned Tangerine Limousine. He transported many stars including the Grateful Dead and Stevie Nicks to the Augusta Civic Center.\r\n\r\nDavid met the love of his life, Rae, at a Hanson family graduation party in Waterville in 1990. They married August 5th of 1995 at the Congregational Church in Dover-Foxcroft.\r\n\r\nDavid was involved in athletics throughout his life. He coached freshmen basketball at Cony before he moved to New Hampshire where he taught history and coached varsity basketball at Franklin high school. He returned to Maine and continued to coach varsity basketball at Hall-Dale, junior varsity at Waterville, and junior varsity basketball at Lawrence. David was known as a quiet, appreciative, and positive spectator when watching both his own children play sports and his many nieces and nephews. \r\n\r\nDavid was a wonderful, smart, and kind father. He was Spencer and Molly’s most loyal fan in their many athletic and academic endeavors. David coached Spencer on many baseball and basketball teams as he grew up. He also coached Molly in PAL football and basketball as well as AAU basketball. He continued to enjoy watching her play basketball at U Maine Farmington. \r\n\r\nDavid was especially proud of Spencer and Molly’s academics. Earlier this month Spencer graduated as a Doctor of Pharmacy from Husson University. Molly just finished her junior year at Farmington as a biology major on a pre-med track.\r\n\r\nDavid spent time with all members of his large, extended family. David loved summers on Sebec Lake with the Davis family and the annual Foxcroft Academy Golf tournament; annual brother and cousin football trips following the Crimson Tide schedule to home and away games in Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, Virginia, North Carolina, and Massachusetts; and weekly winter bowling and summer golf with friends and family. David was a quiet, soft spoken man with the Folsom quick wit and dry sense of humor. He was a great husband, dad, brother, uncle, friend and coach who will be deeply missed. \r\n\r\nDavid was working as a fire protector technician for Sprinkler Systems, Incorporated at the time of his death.\r\n\r\nDavid was predeceased by his father, mother and uncles and aunts.\r\n\r\nHe is survived by his wife of 26 years, Rae Davis-Folsom and their children Spencer and Molly; in-laws Roger and Deborah Davis; brothers Tim and wife Susan, Peter, James and wife Kris, Mike and wife Theresa; sister Elizabeth; brother-in-law Dean and wife Teresa; sister-in-law Mary and husband Danny; niece Brooks Lough and husband Eric; nephews Carter, Ryan, Jacob Brady, TJ, Wyatt, and Camden; niece Maggie; special cousins Peggy and Skip Hanson; Todd and Sue Hanson; and grandnieces Grace and Brynn Lough.\r\n\r\nVisiting hours will take place from 5 - 8 pm on Tuesday, June 1st at Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main Street in Fairfield. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11am on Wednesday, June 2nd, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Augusta, Maine. After the Mass a gathering will be held at the Augusta Country Club for family and friends.\r\n\r\nIn lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Lawrence High School, Attn. Brenda Thomas, 9 School Street, Fairfield Maine 04937 to establish a scholarship in David’s name.