Flying planes is another one of my hobbies although it has
been a while since I flew. I really don't have much on flying to start up
another site dedicated to flying. The airplane I use to own was a Cherokee
140, PA 28, number N6685W.
Camping is another one of the things I enjoy.
I also enjoy my 2007 Honda Shadow VT750C motorcycle. (Pictures)
And last but not least is computers. Of course these webs
are part of the computer hobby.
Because my dad and I had the same name, my parents called me J.E. DeVault. I
mention this in case any of my classmates google me by my initials.
I attended grade school at Henry Johnson and Asbury in Johnson City,
TN. I attended Jonesboro High School during the 7th and part of the 8th grade.
We then moved to Missouri where I finished high school. We actually lived in
both places at the same time.
I graduated from Thayer High School, Thayer, MO. in 1963
I graduated from Cleveland Institute of Electronics with a degree in
Electronics Technology (with honors) in 1971
I graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Degree in Business from Walters State
Community College in 1981.
I also took classes at East Tennessee State University and Tusculum College.
I have worked at several jobs. Some of the main ones are:
Electronics technician at Univac at Bristol TN. I worked on 9600 & 9700
Univac computers. This was when transistors first came out. A CPU was the size
of a refrigerator. A disk drive was the size of a washing machine. Left for a
better job at Hammond Organ.
Supervisor at Hammond Organ Co in Johnson City TN. Left when they moved to
Foreman at Magnavox (later became NV Phillips) at Greeneville. It was here
that I met my wife. (The one I'm still with)
Plant Superintendent at Precision Wire Assemblies in Greeneville TN. I was
with PWA till they moved up north.
At this point I made a major change in my career. I reached the point I no
longer wanted to worry about job security and I had an opportunity to learn to
drive a "semi" so I finished out the last thirteen years of my working
life driving a truck. I drove for Averitt Express. See the favorite page for a
link for my "trucking" site. (Gravedigger)
I'm presently retired!!!!!!! And enjoying it!!!!
I'm married and I have three kids, two girls and a boy, eight grandkids, and
My wife has three kids, two girls and a boy, and she also has eight
grandkids, and two great-great grandkids on the way.
We have a dog, Gracie, (see a link to her site on the favorites page) and a
cat, Kayde, (see a link to her site on the favorites page)
I attend New
Justin in the early 1950's
OUR GOD PROVIDES
God and the Spider
War II, a US marine was separated from his unit on a Pacific island.
The fighting had been intense, and in the smoke and
the crossfire he had lost touch with his comrades.
Alone in the
jungle, he could hear enemy soldiers coming in his
direction. Scrambling for cover, he found his way up a high ridge to
several small caves in the rock. Quickly he crawled inside one of the
caves. Although safe for the moment, he realized that once the enemy
soldiers looking for him swept up the ridge, they would quickly search
all the caves and he would be killed.
As he waited,
he prayed, "Lord, if it be your will, please protect me. Whatever
your will though, I love you and trust you. Amen."
praying, he lay quietly listening to the enemy begin to draw
close. He thought, "Well, I guess the Lord isn't going to help me
out of this one." Then he saw a spider begin to build a web over
the front of his cave.
watched, listening to the enemy searching for him all the while, the
spider layered strand after strand of web across the opening of the
thought. "What I need is a brick wall and what the Lord has sent
me is a spider web. God does have a sense of humor."
As the enemy
drew closer he watched from the darkness of his hideout and could see
them searching one cave after another. As they came to his, he got
ready to make his last stand. To his amazement, however, after
glancing in the direction of his cave, they moved on. Suddenly, he
realized that with the spider web over the entrance, his cave looked
as if no one had entered for quite a while.
forgive me," prayed the young man. "I had forgotten that in
you a spider's web is stronger than a brick wall."
We all face
times of great trouble. When we do, it is so easy to
forget what God can work in our lives, sometimes in the most
surprising ways. And remember with God, a mere spider's web becomes a
brick wall of protection.
Lord, I thank you for all our
Military, and their families.
I Pray for your wall of protection
to protect them everyday!!!