BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- Jim Burke, founder of Jim Burke Ford-Lincoln-Mercury-Jaguar in Bakersfield, died here July 17. He was 80. Burke, who started his career in the parts department of a Ford dealership in 1949, was chairman of the Ford National Dealer Council in 1982.
LANSING, Mich. -- Gilbert Haley, former vice president of the Michigan Automobile Dealers Association, died here Aug. 11. He was 86.
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KILGORE, Texas -- Charles Ringler, co-owner of Don Ringler Chevrolet-Toyota-Scion and Saturn of Temple, both in Temple, Texas; and a Chevrolet dealer in Kilgore, Texas, from 1966 to 1985, died here June. 6. He was 82.
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