Skowhegan: Timothy Brian Staples 55, died Monday June 23, 2014 at the Alfond Center for Health in Augusta, He was born in Augusta on March 29, 1959 the son of Roger Earl Staples and Doreen M. Kneeland Staples.Timothy was a graduate of Winthrop High School. Tim was employed by the Apple Farm in Skowhegan, at Bath Iron Works in Bath for 15 years, and for SAD 54 in Skowhegan as a bus driver and most recently as a custodian. He lived over 10 years in Florida, returning to Maine 2 years ago. Tim had a passion for gardening, and also enjoyed hunting and fishing. Surviving are his mother Doreen Pastor and husband William of Santa Maria, Fl., his father Roger Staples and wife Joyce of Smithfield, 2 sons, Timothy B. Staples II and Justin P. Staples both of Augusta, a daughter Rebecca Staples of Augusta, 2 brothers Lloyd W. Staples of Boston, Ma., and Stephen Staples of Hallowell, step brothers Daniel Charles and Raymond Charles both of Mercer, step sisters Nancy French and Susan Nutter of Belgrade, grandchildren Gage Staples and Chase Staples both of Augusta, several nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held 1:00 PM on Saturday June 28 at the Smithfield Village Cemetery Route 137 Smithfield. A celebration of his life will follow at the Smithfield Grange Route 8 Smithfield. Arrangements are by Wheeler Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Oakland. Www.wheelerfh.com In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to MaineGeneral Hospice, Hathaway Creative Center 10 Water Street Waterville, ME. 04901.