Alton "Buster" Wing
AUBURN -- Alton "Buster" Wing, 83, of Dixfield, died on Oct. 29, 2011 at the Hospice House.
He was born March 16, 1928, in Mexico, the son of Archie and Rose (Richards) Wing. He attended local schools and received an honorary degree from Dirigo High School.
He served in the Seabees and Army during WWII and on May 1, 1948, married Jessie Steward. He was employed at Oxford Paper Co. and then later worked as a custodian at Dirigo and as a bus driver/custodian at SAD 21 Region 9 Vocational Technical School.
He was a member of King Hiram Masonic Lodge #57, the Rumford Snowshoe Club, American Legion Post #100 of Dixfield and the Poodunck Snowmobile Club. His favorite hobby was attending Blistered Fingers Blue Grass Festivals where he enjoyed the music, dancing and comraderie. He loved doing woodworking in his free time and was noted for making his famous tables that "he sold too cheap."
He is survived by his wife, Jessie of Dixfield; daughters, Barbara Moody and her husband, Reggie of Madison, Carol Colby and her husband, Paul of Auburn, and Penny Lane and her husband, David of Gettysburg, PA; brothers, George Wing and Archie Wing, Jr. and his wife, Charlene, all of Peru, and Alfred Wing of Canton; sister, Florence Porter and her husband, Frank of Dixfield; eight grandchildren, Melissa and Shawn Newcomb, Matthew and Misty Colby, Carrie and Jesse Gueydan and Nathan and Brianna Lane; and two great-grandchildren, Wyatt Lane and Lili Gueydan.
Family and friends are invited to call at the Wiles Remembrance Center, 42 Weld St., Dixfield from 5-7 p.m. Friday where public Masonic services will be held at 6:30 PM, followed by the Dixfield American Legion service.
Public memorial services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Center, with Rhonda Wiles-Rosell as celebrant. A reception will follow at the Center. All are welcome. Public committal services, with full military
honors, will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at the South Side Cemetery, Skowhegan. Remembrance gifts may be given to the charity of one's choice.