Alabaster Reporter - Published 11:56am Friday, June 7, 2013
By SANDRA THAMES / Community Columnist
Wayne Weathers knows he is the product of good folks because many older Shelby Countians remember his dad, Emory Weathers, who was a very popular jail deputy who loved to talk the Lord up to anyone willing to listen.
Wayne and brother Emory attended school in Montgomery. Weathers graduated from Sidney Lanier High School in July 1965. Having been a member of the ROTC in high school, Weathers was eager to get his military obligation behind him so he joined the National Guard’s 731st Maintenance Battalion while still in high school. Weathers served in the Guard until July 1972.
Weathers jokes that he couldn’t decide on a career choice so he “fooled around with selling racing tires.”
“I’m still trying to find my career path,” joked Weathers.