OBITUARY

Shelton S. White Sr.

March 29, 1925June 1, 2018

Shelton Samuel White Sr. born to Amos and Elsie White, March 29, 1925, fulfilled his final wish to join his beloved wife, Rachael, daughter, Janice and son, Laurence June 1, 2018. Prior to that goal, he wanted to outlive his siblings. That competitive nature and spirit coursed through his body the day he was born. This character was well known among family and friends!

After serving in the Army during WWII, and graduating from UMO with an Engineering degree, Dad’s path followed multiple careers, all successful due to his dedication and desire to climb any ladder or obstacle presented to him. Those achievements were shared with family and friends throughout his careers. Dad’s last venture was owner of HE Callahan Construction Company, Auburn, Maine, retiring in 1985.

Dad is survived by his daughter, Callie; sons’ Sam, wife Francoise; Alan, wife Marcia and Bruce; one brother, Owen; several grandchildren; great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; multiple nieces and nephews, sister-in-law, Ivah White and daughter-in-law, Carol White-St. Pierre. Special thanks for our brother Bruce who cared endlessly for Dad and Chuck and Shirley Leadbetter who entertained Dad frequently.

To describe or share stories of our Dad are endless. His attributes were well known: competitive (he was often questioned about golf, cribbage and card counts), tenacious, fair, well respected by family and friends, generous, always curious, a consummate “Jack” and the Beanstalk. Dad was short in stature, but larger than life! “I can’t” was never part of his vocabulary; he found whatever channel was necessary.

Visiting hours will be at The Fortin Group \ Plummer & Merrill, Auburn, Maine on Friday June 29th at 7-9 p.m. Graveside services will be held at Water’s Hill Cemetery in Livermore on Saturday June 30th at 11:00am. Thereafter, a celebration of life and luncheon will be held at the Great Outdoors, Turner, Maine. Arrangements are under the care of The Fortin Group \ Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services 217 Turner St. Auburn, 783-8545.

  • FAMILY

  • Shelton is survived by his daughter, Callie; sons’ Sam, wife Francoise; Alan, wife Marcia and Bruce; one brother, Owen; several grandchildren; great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; multiple nieces and nephews, sister-in-law, Ivah White and daughter-in-law, Carol White-St. Pierre.

Services

29 June

Visitation

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Fortin Group Plummer & Merrill

217 Turner Street
Auburn, Maine 04210

30 June

Graveside Service

11:00 am

Waters Hill Cemetery

Water Hill Rd.
Livermore , Maine 04210

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Syka Goodwin

June 6, 2018

Very sorry for your loss. It was a pleasure getting to know Mr. White as well as family members.

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Biography

Shelton Samuel White Sr. born to Amos and Elsie White, March 29, 1925, fulfilled his final wish to join his beloved wife, Rachael, daughter, Janice and son, Laurence June 1, 2018. Prior to that goal, he wanted to outlive his siblings. That competitive nature and spirit coursed through his body the day he was born. This character was well known among family and friends!

After serving in the Army during WWII, and graduating from UMO with an Engineering degree, Dad’s path followed multiple careers, all successful due to his dedication and desire to climb any ladder or obstacle presented to him. Those achievements were shared with family and friends throughout his careers. Dad’s last venture was owner of HE Callahan Construction Company, Auburn, Maine, retiring in 1985.

Dad is survived by his daughter, Callie; sons’ Sam, wife Francoise; Alan, wife Marcia and Bruce; one brother, Owen; several grandchildren; great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; multiple nieces and nephews, sister-in-law, Ivah White and daughter-in-law, Carol White-St. Pierre. Special thanks for our brother Bruce who cared endlessly for Dad and Chuck and Shirley Leadbetter who entertained Dad frequently.

To describe or share stories of our Dad are endless. His attributes were well known: competitive (he was often questioned about golf, cribbage and card counts), tenacious, fair, well respected by family and friends, generous, always curious, a consummate “Jack” and the Beanstalk. Dad was short in stature, but larger than life! “I can’t” was never part of his vocabulary; he found whatever channel was necessary.


Visiting hours will be at The Fortin Group \ Plummer & Merrill, Auburn, Maine on Friday June 29th at 7-9 p.m. Graveside services will be held at Water’s Hill Cemetery in Livermore on Saturday June 30th at 11:00am. Thereafter, a celebration of life and luncheon will be held at the Great Outdoors, Turner, Maine. Arrangements are under the care of The Fortin Group \ Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services 217 Turner St. Auburn, 783-8545.