Elected: April 5, 2001
Inducted: August 17, 2001
Dewey Farrington married the former Mary Ann Bradstreet on January 31, 1962 in Bethany, Oklahoma. Together they have raised one son who is not involved in the family business.
Dewey entered the towing and recovery industry in 1967 and went on to form his own business, specializing in heavy duty towing and recovery, together with transportation and storage of construction equipment. As an innovator, Dewey has designed and fabricated several special application units dedicated to heavy duty towing. He maintains active memberships in the Friends of Towing, TRAA, Oklahoma Wrecker Operators Association, Oklahoma Transportation Association and others. He has served on the Board of Directors for FOT, as State Director and Vice President for TRAA, President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer for OWOA and President of the Oklahoma City Chapter and Regional Director of ASA. In 1955, TRAA recognized Dewey’s many contributions to the industry by awarding him their Citizenship award and in 2001, their Most Distinguished Award.
He is extremely active on both the local and national levels, donating his time and expertise to such critical matters as Traffic and Disaster Management, City Planning and Strategic Situations. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) called Dewey to assist with the April 1995 disaster at the Murrer Federal Building in Oklahoma City. Even before FEMA arrived, Dewey and his crew were in place at the scene with airbags and other equipment to stabilize the structure and aid in the rescue operations. He remained on station around the clock for five days, doing whatever he could as crews worked feverishly to locate and free the injured. And this best describes the man who is unselfish when it comes to helping others as he asks for no compensation or favors in return. Unassuming, Dewey is often counted on for advice at all levels of government and industry.