• ann in parade lap at rir
  • Sammy at Parade Laps at RIR
  • sammy and junior johnson at rir
  • sammy at pennsylvania track
  • story of banner
  • Ned Jarrett, Sammy Bland and Kenneth Campbell
  • Sammy Bland and Ray Melton
  • Sammy Bland at a Track in PA
  • At RIR with Joe Moore and Ray Melton
Dave Fulton
@dave-fulton   11 years ago
Ann, that's ole Clellan Jarrell's car, owner, with his brother of Jarrell's Truck Plaza north of Richmond, one of the big early I-95 truck stops. Clellan later dabbled in gasohol and I understand lost a ton of money. Note the VCJ license plate... don't know what the "V" is for. Clellan often had that car filled with a bevy of beauties he rode around, lol.
Ann Bland Salster
@ann-bland-salster   11 years ago
Yes...that is right. I could not remember his name...I just knew he was ALWAYS in the parade lap!!!
Dennis  Garrett
@dennis-garrett   5 years ago
Mr. V. Clellan Jarrell of Richmond, VA, passed away on February 28, 2007 at a Richmond hospital after a long battle with diabetes and asthma. He was born on November 9, 1928 to the late Sidney F. and Evie Hawks Jarrell in Surry County, NC. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Polly Worrell Jarrell; a daughter, Donna Jarrell Cherel and husband, Lucien (Chuck) Cherel and grandson Aaron of Vienna, VA; a son Timothy D. Jarrell and wife Carol, and grandsons Kyle and Kevin of Charlottesville, VA. He is also survived by a brother, Arlon G. Jarrell, Springfield, TN; and three sisters, Emogene Jarrell Fulk of Mt. Airy, NC; Bernelle Jarrell Rich and husband, W.M. Rich, Jr. of Roanoke, VA; Jo Jarrell Dresser and husband Carl of Winston-Salem, NC; and a sister-in-law, Frances Wright Jarrell of Ruther Glen, VA; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by brothers, Oran V. Jarrell and Porter V. Jarrell and a sister, Lola Jarrell Collins. Clellan was a Master Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force serving with a medical unit in Europe during the 1950’s and was in the Air Force Reserves for 10 years following. An enthusiastic promoter of the travel and tourism industries, he also served as Vice President of Sales at the former Jarrell Truck Plaza, Doswell, VA. More recently, Clellan served as Director of Public Relations for radio stations WXGI-Richmond and for WSVS-Crewe, VA. A lifetime member of Masonry, Clellan was an active member of Richmond Scottish Rite Bodies, and a Shriner in Acca Temple, serving in the Provost Guard unit. Services will be held in Mr. Jarrell’s hometown of Mt. Airy, NC with arrangements by Moody Funeral Services. Visitation will be Saturday, March 3, from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at Moody’s. Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. Lester R. Bryant on Sunday, March 4, 2007 at 2:00 pm at Ivy Green Baptist Church in Mt. Airy, NC, followed by Masonic graveside burial. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, OH. 44720 or the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital at 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL. 33607. 
Online condolences may be made at moodyfuneralservices.com  https://www.ancestry.com/boards/localities.northam.usa.states.northcarolina.counties.surry/7403/mb.ashx Velmar Clellan Jarrell
Birth:  Nov. 9, 1928
Death:  Feb. 28, 2007
Ivy Green Baptist Church Cemetery  
Crooked Oak
Surry County
North Carolina, USA
Created by:  Perry A Sloan Record added: Jun 25, 2014 
Find A Grave Memorial# 131852479
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=131852479 Velmar Clellan Jarrell was predeceased by brothers, Oran V. Jarrell and Porter V. Jarrell. Wonder if their middle name is Velmar? Denns Garrett Richmond,Va.
Dave Fulton
@dave-fulton   5 years ago
Dennis, back around that time, "Big John" Trimble was broadcasting his overnight live truckers' show (heard all over the country) from Jarrell's Truck Plaza over clear channel, 50,000-watt WRVA radio in Richmond. John later became program director/GM at WXGI.
Dennis  Garrett
@dennis-garrett   5 years ago
Did any big name people ridden in this Cady during pre-raced parade laps? Wonder how many races/pre-raced parade laps did this Cady was in? Might be an record for the most used pre-raced parade car? Wonder if this Cady is in a race/ race car museum? Dennis Garrett Richmond,Va
Dave Fulton
@dave-fulton   5 years ago
Don't recall anyone but pretty girls riding with Clellan, Dennis.
Dave Fulton
@dave-fulton   5 years ago
Link to 1985 New York Times story about Jarrell Truck Plaza, north of the Richmond track on I-95: http://www.nytimes.com/1983/03/02/garden/four-star-truck-stop-with-trailer-size-menu.html?pagewanted=all
Dave Fulton
@dave-fulton   5 years ago
That's the late Clellan Jarrell in the center during a WXGI radio promo. clellan.jpg
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