AUBURN – William Timberlake passed away on Jan. 26, 2023, at Clover Manor in Auburn. He was 89 years old and the son of Lloyd Timberlake and Marie Ayles Timberlake.

After attending the one room schoolhouse at Howes Corner in Turner, he attended Leavitt Institute and graduated at 16. One more year in post graduate school and he began driving trucks for his grandfather.

Bill married Elizabeth (June) and served in the army for four years. He was stationed in Germany for two years of his tour of duty, where June joined him there with their son Samuel.

When he returned he worked for HP, then for Owen Taylor Construction operating a backhoe. Finally, he was hired at H E Callahan where he worked for many years operating cranes. His excellent work was rewarded when he became supervisor for many large jobs such as Auburn Motor Sales, Maine Maritime Museum and several schools.

Always an athlete, he played baseball in high school, then became a member of the Turner Townies. That team, which included his brother, went to the Amateur World Series in 1957 in Battle Creek, MI. Bill raced cars at Oxford with his brother, Stan. Their cars were both sponsored by Ricker Hill Orchard. A lifelong hunter and fisherman, he also spent many hours happily fishing at Pleasant Pond and at their camp at Northeast Carry on Moosehead.

After retirement, he and June bought a motor home and spent summers at Lake Ontario fishing for salmon and lake trout. Bill was an avid golfer at Turner Highlands and joined the men’s leagues both there and at Maple Lane.

He is survived by June, his wife of 69 years; his son Samuel; and his younger brother Stan.

The family wishes to thank Clover Manor for all the care and support he was given during his stay. Arrangements are by The Fortin Group Funeral Home in Auburn.

There will be a celebration of life in the spring.

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