Fred York was born Nov. 10, 1930, in Four Mile, Ky. He moved to West Virginia and settled in Wharton. His parents were Virgil and Alene York. He had 2 sisters Ruby Stockbridge and Helen Morrison. His children were Fred York Jr., Jane York, Dr. Cuffy York and Doug York. He was married to former Bobbie Jean knight Zontini. He went to Van High School where he played football and baseball. He loved to bass fish with his favorite friend Clarence “Corky” McGuire. Fred passed away July 17, 2006. This bridge over “the old swimming hole” in Wharton was dedicated in his honor.