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Center in Shelby County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Martin Weaver

Martin Weaver Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 25, 2014
1. Martin Weaver Marker
Inscription.  Marion Martin Weaver, Jr. was a driving force in the broiler, timber, and commercial/residential construction industries, building over 2,000 poultry houses across East Texas and Western Louisiana. As a proud lifelong resident of Center and an avid outdoorsman, he was instrumental in promoting tourism for the Toledo Bend area. Winning outstanding bass fisherman awards from numerous organizations in Texas and Louisiana, including the Dallas Woods and Water Club, he with his beloved wife, Joy, introduced this region to scores of sportswriters throughout the South. Devoted to God, family, community and country, Martin served as a second lieutenant in the United States Army Infantry in Japan during World War II. He was the founder of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Shelby County, a charter member of the Center Country Club, and an active member of the First Christian Church, Rotary Club, and City Council. His favorite song summarizes Martin Weaver's life: "Give, the world a smile each day, helping someone along life's way.” He did just that!
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Location. 31° 48.363′ N, 94° 11.624′ W. Marker is in Center, Texas, in Shelby County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Express Boulevard and Civic Center Drive, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located at the main entrance to the John D. Windham Civic Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 146 Express Boulevard, Center TX 75935, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Martin McCoy Middleton (here, next to this marker); John O. Moosberg (here, next to this marker); Malcolm S. Weaver (here, next to this marker); Luke (Jack) Motley, Jr. (here, next to this marker); Poultry Pioneers Plaza (a few steps from this marker); John Joseph Emmett Gibson (approx. one mile away); Shelby County Courthouse (approx. 1.1 miles away); Shelby County (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Center.
Martin Weaver Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 25, 2014
2. Martin Weaver Marker

This tribute is given in loving memory
Martin Weaver
(Born March 9, 1921 – Died June 10, 1982)

by his wife, Joy Ellington Weaver
daughter, Joy Ann Weaver Havran,
and grandsons, Barrett Martin Havran
and Blake Weaver Havran

More about this marker. Marker is one of a group markers telling the stories of five pioneers in the Shelby County, Texas poultry industry
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Shelby County Texas Poultry Pioneers
Credits. This page was last revised on December 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 5, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 351 times since then and 113 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 5, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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