LOS ANGELES - Monte Davis died here Sept. 6 at age 83. In 1954, he purchased a 20 percent interest in the Glenn E. Thomas Dodge Co. in Signal Hill, Calif., and in 1968 became the sole owner. Davis was on Chrysler's Presidents Council and was chairman of the national Dodge dealer council. He received a Distinguished Service Citation from the Automotive Hall of Fame in 1995.
JACKSON, Miss. - Jimmy Fowler died here Aug. 29 at age 87. He founded Fowler Buick Co. here in 1953. In 1983 Fowler added GMC and in 2006 began selling Pontiac vehicles. The company now is Fowler Buick-Pontiac-GMC.
MIAMI - Bernard Maizlish died here Sept. 2 at age 88. He founded Honda City Honda in Baltimore, first selling motorcycles. In 1973 he became a franchised Honda auto dealer. Maizlish sold the dealership in 1982 when he retired. It is now Brown's Honda City in Glen Burnie, Md.