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Womack takes old cars to shows

By Staff
Senior Living
(This week The Atmore Advance spotlights 62-year-old James Womack. Womack enjoys tinkering with his old cars and has taken them to several car shows.)
Q: When and where were you born?
A: I was born on Sept. 21, 1945 in Mobile at the city hospital.
Q: Who were your parents?
A: Marguree and R.B. Womack.
Q: Where were they from?
A: She is from Excel and he is from Goodway.
Q: Do you have any brothers or sisters?
A: I have a sister, Margie Harrison.
Q: Where does she live?
A: She lives near Goodway.
Q: Where did you attend high school and college?
A: Most of the time here in Atmore. I went to Goodway school, Huxford school, Rachel Patterson some and A.C. Moore some. I graduated high school in Atmore.
Then I had to go to work. I went through the D.O. Program in school. My first job was after school at Sam's Place when I was 15 years old in high school. I wasn't even old enough to drive yet. I worked there a while until I was out of high school.
Q: Do you do a lot of traveling?
A: I guess I do. I have traveled a lot.
I just got back from West Virginia. We stayed up there for two weeks. We went out to visit Rosemary's kinfolk. We got snowed in our second day up there. It's beautiful up there.
Q: Where else have you visited?
A: We've been to Washington, D.C., Myrtle Beach, Tampa, Miami, Covington, La., Baton Rouge, Branson, Mo. and Louisville, Ken.
I'm an old car nut. I like to fool with my old cars. We enter car shows and like to drive the old cars to different places. We've been to Covington, La., to car shows a bunch of times.
I was one of the ones to start Cruisers Unlimited.
Q: What jobs have you held?
A: Sam's Place when I was a child.
We moved to Prattville and I worked with Standard Coffee Co.
When we came back I worked in Frisco City. I've worked as a mechanic at laundry mats and went all over the place doing that.
Then I worked at an auto parts place.
Then I was self-employed. Marion Hamilton and me ran South Main Spur. I was there about 25 years.
Q: Did you ever marry?
A: Yes.
Q: What's your wife's name?
A: Rosemary.
Q: Do you have any children?
A: Yes. Anita Gaile Harrison, Genie Lynn Morrison and Teresa Diane Nichols.
Q: Do you have any grandchildren?
A: Yes, Steven, Paul, Morgan, Annah and Alden. We have one great grandchild, Britton Landen Morris.
Q: Do you attend church?
A: Yes at Enon Baptist Church.
Q: What keeps you busy these days?
A: I am not able to do a whole lot. I used to love to hunt, but haven't gone in a while. The biggest deer I ever killed was a 12 point.
I like to plant my garden.
Q: What's your favorite TV show?
A: Wrestling, I know it's fake, but I still enjoy it.
I also like "Wheel of Fortune" and "American Idol."
Q: What advice would you like to give people on staying healthy?
A: Work hard. If you are able to work, you need to work.
Go to church and live for the Lord.
(If you would like to recommend a senior to be spotlighted please contact Adrienne McKenzie at 368-2123 or e-mail her at lifestyles@atmoreadvance.com)