TAMPA, Fla. -- Jeffrey Wooley, a director of Asbury Automotive Group, died Sept. 17. He was 67.
Wooley began his automotive career in 1965 as a salesman. He opened his first dealership in 1975 and over several years built Courtesy Automotive Group. Among the brands he sold were Pontiac, Hyundai, Mitsubishi, Mazda, Toyota, Lincoln, Mercury, Isuzu and Kia.
Wooley sold his stores to Asbury in 1998. He was CEO of Asbury's Tampa dealership group until 2005 and nonexecutive chairman from 2005 to 2010. He joined Asbury's board in 2003.