MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - FedEx held a Final Flight Ceremony on Thursday honoring the global shipping company's first African-American pilot.
"It's kind of surreal," Glenn Waters said about his dad, Captain Carroll Waters Sr., who became a FedEx pilot in 1973.
Carroll Waters died at 78 years old. His ashes will be sent to his final resting place in Virginia.His youngest son explained his father's motto "the sky isn't the limit."
"Obviously, you're going to have obstacles," his son said. "You just have to keep trying. He used to tell me all the time, 'Shoulders back.'"
Waters first took to the skies as a combat pilot and a student of original member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen.