DILLARD GLENN SELF AND WESLEY DILLARD SELF TO TURN 90
Dillard married Mayme Jo Witt on October 6, 1940 in Monroe County, TN. They had two daughters, Shirley N. and Margaret J. and a son who died in infancy. His wife, Mayme Jo passed away in 1991. Shirley lives next door to Dillard. Margaret lives in Athens, Georgia.
Dillard had two brothers who died at a young age. One brother was not named and the other was named Fred Self, Jr. One was older and the other was younger than Dillard.
Dillard served a couple of years in the U.S. Navy. He recalls making about 7 trips on a ship to the South Pacific, helping to deliver ammunition, jeeps and other supplies to the troops. He remembers sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge several times. He went to Detroit, Michigan around 1946, right out of the military, and worked for Ford Motor Company until approximately 1948, when he returned to Tellico Plains. He is a retired iron worker and welder and last worked at the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant near Spring City, TN.
Wesley Dillard Self will celebrate his 90th birthday on September 23. He was born in the Mt. Vernon Community of Monroe County, near Tellico Plains. He now resides on Chestnut Valley Road, Vonore, TN. This is in the Ballplay Community. Mr. Self is the son of William and Mary Mae Bryson Self. William Self was the son of Martha Lavada Self Tucker and Rev. Elisha Tucker. William had a twin, Lawson Self. Martha was the daughter of John Jones Self and Lydia Avaline Waters Self.
Wesley Dillard Self married Lillian Louise Williams. She passed away on July 15, 2008. They had one daughter, Wanda Jean Brown. She lives in Georgia. He had six siblings; three sisters and three brothers. He is the last surviving member of his immediate family.
Mr. Self worked for many years at the Everhart & Gray Lumber Company, but retired from Tellico Telephone company, both located in Tellico Plains. He is not a veteran, due to a foot injury which kept him from serving in the military.
Dillard Glenn Self and Wesley Dillard Self are second cousins.