Obituaries

Harold Coker, founder of antique tire maker Coker Tire, dies at 84

4:55 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2014
Harold Coker, founder of Coker Tire in Chattanooga, which produces tires for antique vehicles, died Sunday. He was 84.... Read More »

 

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Dealers, Indie Speedway restoration manager pass away

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2014
Dealer Sue Jamiesson died Oct. 1 at 74; dealer Ray O'Neil died Oct. 2 at 91; and Bill Spoerle, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Foundation's restoration manager since 1963, died Tuesday, Nov. 4 at 80.... Read More »

 

Auto vet Joe Herman dies at 72

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2014
Joe Herman had a knack for knowing people from all walks of the automotive industry, said Greg Goodwin, CEO of Kuni Automotive in Vancouver, Wash.... Read More »

 

Indianapolis Motor Speedway restorationist Bill Spoerle dies at 80

4:20 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 7, 2014
Bill Spoerle, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway restoration manager, died Tuesday. He was 80.... Read More »

 

Kuni Automotive COO Herman dies at 72

4:02 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 31, 2014
Joseph Herman, COO of dealership group Kuni Automotive and a 40-year veteran of the auto retailing industry, died the morning of Oct. 29 after a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer.... Read More »

 

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12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 13, 2014
Al Wagner, a former Chrysler and Toyota executive, died Oct. 3. He was 83.... Read More »

 

Lambrecht, Chevrolet dealer behind vintage auction, dead at 96

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2014
Ray Lambrecht, the Nebraska Chevrolet dealer who auctioned off about 500 vintage cars last year, died Sept. 22 at age 96.... Read More »

 

Pioneering auto dealer Elder dies

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2014
Irma Elder, CEO of Elder Automotive Group and the first woman to own a Ford dealership in the Detroit area, died Tuesday, Sept. 30. She was 84.... Read More »

 

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12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 8, 2014
Obituaries on Sonny Bledsoe, Tim Gallagher and Gene Wilson... Read More »

 

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12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2014
Allen Chapman, a former auto dealer, died Aug. 16. He was 78.... Read More »

 

Dollie Cole, spirited, outspoken wife of former GM president, dies at 84

3:14 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2014
Dollie Cole, the colorful, outspoken widow of former GM President Ed Cole and a leading champion of the National Corvette Museum, has died.... Read More »

 

Mike Alexander, legendary custom-car builder, dies

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 28, 2014
Mike Alexander, half of a Detroit-area brother duo who became famous for their custom cars, died July 18. He was 80.... Read More »

 

Mike Alexander, famed car customizer and Ridler winner, dies at age 80

10:46 am U.S. ET | July 24, 2014
Mike Alexander, a famed Detroit custom-car builder who won a Ridler award with a modified 1966 Dodge pickup, died on July 18. He was 80.... Read More »

 

Bob Mentzer, a longtime Pennsylvania dealer, dies at 89

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2014
Bob Mentzer, a longtime Pennsylvania dealer, died June 8.... Read More »

 

Nick Scheele, former president and COO of Ford, dies at age 70

4:43 pm U.S. ET | July 18, 2014
Nick Scheele, an affable, globe-trotting troubleshooter and tough-nosed negotiator who served as president and COO of Ford, died Friday. He was 70. Scheele, working under then-CEO Bill Ford, led the troubled automaker's turnaround plan after the departure of former CEO Jacques Nasser.... Read More »

 

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12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7, 2014
Paul Miller, a Kentucky Ford dealer, died June 27. He was 92.... Read More »

 

Donald Pearson, former Chrysler regional manager, passes away at 92

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
Donald Pearson, a former Southeastern area manager for Chrysler, died June 9.... Read More »

 

Bill Hoglund, former Pontiac and Saturn chief, dies at 79

4:02 pm U.S. ET | June 9, 2014
Bill Hoglund, a retired executive and CFO of General Motors, and close confidant of former Chairman and CEO Jack Smith, died on Sunday June 9, 2014. He was 79.... Read More »

 

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Vin Tulley, founder of Tulley Automotive Group, dies at 90

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2014
Vin Tulley, founder of Tulley Automotive Group in New Hampshire, died May 12.... Read More »

 

Idaho dealer Hank Wills dies at 91

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2014
Hank Wills, who in 1946 opened Wills Motor Co. with his father and brother and was involved in the business into his early 80s, died April 14.... Read More »

 

Joe Drew, a car dealer in La Mesa, Calif., dies at 74

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2014
Joe Drew, a car dealer in La Mesa, Calif., died April 9.... Read More »

 

NADA board member Don Chalmers dies

1:45 pm U.S. ET | April 21, 2014
Don Chalmers, an auto dealer who represented New Mexico on the board of the National Automobile Dealers Association and was chairman of NADA's government relations committee, died Sunday.... Read More »

 

Former Ford dealer McHale dies at 76

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2014
Mickey McHale, a Louisiana car dealer, died Jan. 6. He was 76.... Read More »

 

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Former NADA instructor John Clancey dead at 82

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
John Clancey, a former instructor at the National Automobile Dealers Association's Dealer Candidate Academy, died Feb. 22.... Read More »

 

Reactions to the death of William Clay Ford Sr.

10:55 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
Here is a compilation of reactions to the death of William Clay Ford Sr.:... Read More »

 

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