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    Posted 10 years ago

    Directone
    (3 items)

    My father W. G. Tackett started working for Sail Oil / Fleet Oil company in 1956. Direct Oil Company bought out the Fleet / Sail stations. He continued with Direct until they closed down about 1985. This was stuff he had kept all those years. The only thing that has been bought in the case is the pump globe. The globe came from station 99 V Salem Va. 99 V was my fathers home station for many years. A former Direct employee sold me the globe.

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    1. scottvez scottvez, 10 years ago
      Beautiful display with a great family connection!

      Scott
    2. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 10 years ago
      Your family should be proud. You done a very nice job.
    3. truckdriver, 9 years ago
      would you please e-mail me My Dad drove a truck for Fleet Oil and then Direct Oil Russ and Sam Claiborne owned Fleet until they sold out to direct I have been to ever Direct Station they had with my dad ,He hauled gas, oil, antifreeze and yes he hauled those dishes that they gave away. charliehatmaker@bellsouth.net 498 Demory Road
      LaFollette,TN. 37766-4056
    4. hinspect, 9 years ago
      I used to be a manager for two Direct stations in the seventies. I also have a ceramic Direct sign in my basement "cave" on the wall. I have a kerosene pump glass fixture as well as pump stickers that I noticed you don't have in your collection. I can send you a picture if you want. Terry Jones
    5. Directone, 9 years ago
      Mr. Jones I would love any photos you may have. What stations did you work at and do you have any photos of them.
      Thanks Tackett
    6. Directone, 9 years ago
      Terry Jones just curious if you are the Terry Jones from 40 T Oak Ridge and 79 T Oliver Springs. I would love to talk with you 931-320-2327 Clarksville Tn.

      Tackett
    7. TennecoPM_ChE TennecoPM_ChE, 9 years ago
      Directone,
      My name is Clark Johnson. At one time, I was a VP of Retail Marketing for Tenneco Oil. Direct Oil was one of my business segments. Your father's name - W.G. Tackett - is very familiar to me.
      There is an effort underway to write a book about Tenneco Oil, by Cliff Rackley and Joe Foster, both past presidents of the production and refining companies.
      This is the website.

      http://www.tennecoenergyhistory.com/

      Please take a look.

      I am helping to organize photos, logos, and stories. Can you help with any of that?

      Thanks,

      Clark
    8. Directone, 9 years ago
      Clark

      My father retired as Vice President of Operations from Direct. He add photos of a lot of the stations, names and photos pf the people of Direct. I will be glad to help you in any way I can. my email is lfnmyworld@bellsouth.net please feel free to contact me there are a few of the old Direct people arpunf that I know.
      Tackett

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