Carl Button, Jr.
Mr. Carl (Pete) W. Button, Jr., 63, of 970E Avery Station Rd., Factoryville, PA (East Lemon), passed away unexpectedly, Tuesday evening July 3, 2012 at the Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock. Pete was born in Meshoppen on April 2, 1949, the son of the late Carl W., Sr. and Celia J. Very Button. He grew up in the Laceyville and Meshoppen areas. For many years, he was a truck driver for Ransom Quarries in Olyphant. Pete was also employed in his younger years at the Bill Gulick Farm in West Auburn; Pinky Marbaker Farm and Burton Salsman Farm, both in Laceyville. He was employed in past years as a truck driver for Sam VanDeMark Trucking of Laceyville, Endless Mountains Disposal, Wyoming Sand and Gravel, Dobrinski Trucking and Hughey Trucking, all of Tunkhannock. In his spare time, he was an avid fan of NASCAR Racing, with his favorite driver being Number “3” Dale Earnhardt, Sr. He loved to hunt, especially coon hunting, Team Penning and all Chevrolet vehicles.
Surviving are his wife of 22 years, the former Jeannie M. Shoemaker of East Lemon; his children, William Button (Heather Stidd) of East Lemon, Celia (David) Sands of Laceyville, Carl W. Button, III (Bobbie Jean Bennett) of Wyalusing, Dorothy (Ronald) Cassellbury of Towanda and Bradley Button of Tunkhannock; his stepchildren, Matthew (Lori) Rozelle and Mark (Steph) Rozelle, all of Tunkhannock, as well as 25 grandchildren and three great- grandchildren. He is also survived by his motherin law, Mrs. Tina Shoemaker of East Lemon; his brother, Richard Button of Vestal, NY; his seven sisters, Eloise of Wyalusing, Luwanna of Susquehanna, Joanne of Wyalusing, MaryJane of Binghamton, NY, Edna of Vestal, NY, Carol of Binghamton, NY and Paula of Tunkhannock and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Mellissa Button; a sister, Rose Conroy and two brothers-in-law, Raymond Shoemaker and Jimmy Shoemaker.
Funeral services were held on Saturday afternoon, July 7 at 2 p.m. from the Sheldon Funeral Homes, Main St., Laceyville, with long time family friend, Rev. Darrell Sands, officiating. Interment was in the Overfield Cemetery in Meshoppen. Family and friends called at the funeral home on Saturday afternoon from noon until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the charity of the donor’s choice.