Kingsport Times from Kingsport, Tennessee on April 27, 1966 · Page 5
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JVednesday, April 27, IMC KINGSPORT TIMES 5 Weber City's Founder Dies HfLTONS - Frank M. Parker Sr., Hie man who founded Ihe town of Weber City, Va., and gave it iis name, died at his home here at 4 p.m. Tuesday He was 82. Parker, a retired mail earner, was Ihc fallier of four Kmgsporl.swis, former Constable John D. Parker and Charles Eugene and Eddie Parker. His wife died last June, and another son, F. M. Jr., in October. As a mail carrier, Parker (raveled over the Scott County Mis on horseback for 29 years More switching to aulomobite travel in 1933. He sometimes had to cross swollen and even icy streams. He carried the mail 38 years in all. In addition to carrying the mail, he also worked at various times as a veterinarian, blacksmith, carpenter, cabinet maker, farmer and contractor. When a community began to grow up around his properly on FRANK PARKER, SR. U.S. 23 in the early 30s, Parker thought it should have a name He fell Midway would have been appropriate, since it wasl about Midway between Galell City and Kingsport. However there already was a Midway In Scofl County about Midway between Gale City and Bristol The period was in the heydav of popularity of the Amos 'ri 1 Andy Show on radio. One of the characters in the serial at Ihe lime was promoting a new subdivision named Weber City. Parker put up a sign "Welcome to Weber City." Passing tourisls craned their necks and chuckled as Ihey immediately linked Ihe name with tlie comic radio' program, and Weber City's fame grew out of proportion to'its size. There were only a few houses and a service station in the community then, but it continued to grow through the years and now an incorporated town and a thriving tobacco market. In addition to the four sons, survivors include two daughters, Mrs. C. J. Maddux of Kingsport and Miss Virginia Parker, HiJ- tcns; a brother, Claude Parker, Hillons; sisters, Mrs. M. L. Derting, Hilfons, and Mrs. C. 1. Baker, Gate City; 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Services will be Friday at il a.m. at Hanilelt-Dobson witli the Rev. J. W. Gott and Rev. J. L. Trent in charge Burial will follow in the family cemetery in Hiltons, Va The body will be taken to the new residence in Weber City at 2 p.m. Thursday and wi!! be returned to Hamletl-Dobson at 6 p.m. Thursday. The family will receive friends at Hamlelt- Dctson Funeral home Thursday from 7 to 3 p.m. AREA MEN IN SERVICE Airman Third Class^Kennelh W. Home* son of Mr. and ,, Sh ?TTM I 81 ' 2 ' Mooresbur S. h * b«n graduated al Sheppard AFB, Tex., from the training course for U S Air Force aircraft mechanics. Airman Homer, who attended Rogersville High School LnTf A assl r gncd io , Luke AFB ' Ariz - lor Tactical Air Command. Airman James L. Skinner,-son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest J Skinner of A-Harding Street, Appalachia, has been selected for training at Amarillo AFB, Tex, as an Air Force fuel specialist. The airman, a 1965 graduate of Appaiachia High School recently completed basic (raining at Lackland AKB, Tex. ' Staff Sergeant Sidney L. Maggard, son of'j. L. Maggard of Rl, 1 Norton, is now in Vietnam in the fight against Communist aggression. Sergeant Maggard is a food service specialist in the Pa?no C ,h ,/Z Ce *'i '^ "t Um ' s combat - re *iy air arm guarding the 10,000-mile Bamboo Curtain. The sergeant is a graduate of Norton High School. His wife; Uwwanda, is the daughter of Mr and Mn Arville Collins of Rt. 2, Wise. Airman Loyd E. Smith HI, son of Mr. and Mrs. Loyd E Smith Jr. of 311 Ridge Ave., Appalachia, has been selected for training at Sheppard AFB, Tex., as an Air Force aircraft maintenance specialist. 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