Warren A. White, 82, of Manteca, passed away December 7, at home surrounded by his loving family and friends.
Warren was born in Bartley, Nebraska on January 7, 1933. He was the sixth
child of Guy and Lucy White. Brothers and sisters were Vera, Dorothy, William (Bill), Violet and Lee (Jack).
Warren attended New Jerusalem Elementary School and graduated from Manteca High in 1951. In 1952 Warren joined the U.S. Navy for four years during the Korean war. He was stationed in Oklahoma, Florida, California and on the island of Guam.
Warren began his career at the U. S. Bureau of Reclamation in 1956 as a laborer and retired in 1985 as operations supervisor over the Tracy Pumping Plant, New Melones Power Plant and O’Neal Pump Generating Plant in Los Banos. He was a member of the IBEW Union for 27 years. Warren was a 56 year member of the Mt. Oso Masonic Lodge of Tracy. He was also a member of The Scottish Rite in Stockton for more than 50 years. He was
a parishioner of St. Paul’s Methodist Church of Manteca and member and volunteer of the Manteca Historical Society. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. In 1982 Warren bought his first 1966 Mustang car. This embarked him on a hobby for more than 20 years restoring 27 classics in all, earning him the title of “The Mustang Man.” He was a member of The Mustang Club of America and a co-founder of The Nuts & Bolts of Manteca.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Shirley, daughter, Kathy White, of Alameda, CA and sister, Dorothy Alley, of Elk Grove, CA and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that contributions be given to Hospice of San Joaquin, 3888 Pacific Ave., Stockton, CA 95204.
A viewing will be held at Park View Funeral Home, 3661 E. French Camp Road in Manteca, on Tuesday, December 15, from 1-4 pm. Burial services are private. A memorial celebrating Warren’s life will be held Saturday, January 9, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 910 E. North St., in Manteca.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Friday, December 10, 2015