Born 18 May 1920
Died 20 February 1944
Buried at Grassy Creek Cemetery, Castlewood, VA
Private First Class
30th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Company E
Castlewood, Va. – The body of Pfc. Charles Wayne Vicars, 26, who died at Compomonto, Italy, February 20, 1944, will be returned to the thome of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. P.H. Vicars of Grassy Creek community. The body will arrive at the Clinchfield Railroad Station at Kingsport and will be met by a Color Guard and pallbearers of Gate City Legion Post No. 63 and members of the Kingsport Vetarans of Fereign Wars.
A native of Russel County, Wayne Vicars went to school at Temple Hill High School at Castlewood and was employed in Kingsport for a number of years at Mead Corporation before entering services. He was a member of Grassy Creek Baptist Church.
After training at Fort Benning, Ga., and Ft. Jackson, S.C. he went overseas in 1944, and was a member of the 30th Infantry Division. He is survived by his parents; two brothers, Elmer of Nickelsville and Okley Vicars of Castlewood; and a sister, Mrs. Claude Mays of Castlewood; also two nephews, Larry Vicars, Nickelsville, VA, Tim Vicars, Abingdon, VA, and two nieces, Cathy Phelps and Ann Cubine of Big Stone Gap, Virginia.