Hall of Fame Member

James H. Blakeley - Deceased

Elected:       March 24, 1986

Inducted:    June 26, 1986

Born:            July 14, 1928 – Mediapolis, IA

Married:      Carolyn Ann Hester, 

                       San Diego, California – 1951

 

 

Children:  Steven Lee Blakeley (1952 – 1972)
Sharon Lynn Bischop-Edward Bischop, Lemon Grove – Nathan Steven
Sandra Louise Maxwell-Scott Maxwell, San Diego – Rachael Lauren & Bridgett Maryn

History:      Fairfield IA Public Schools
                    U.S. Navy 1946-1971, Lieutenant Commander – retired
                    American Oil Company, Dealer 1971-1972
                    Chevron Oil Company, Dealer 1972 – 1976
                    Amer-Eka, Inc., President 1974 – present
                    Allied Gardens Towing, President 1974 – present

 Towing:      San Diego Towing Contractors Association – President 1978-1979
                     C.T.T.A. – Member of Board 1978-1981
                     T.R.A.A. – Founder & 1st President 1979

 Awards:     U.S. Presidential Unit Citation – Korea 1950
                     Certificate of Commendation – Admiral Hyman Rickover – 1966
                     U.S. Navy Award of Merit – 1971
                     C.T.T.A. Member of the Year – 1978
                     T.R.A.A. Distinguished Service Award – 1984
                     Who’s Who in California – 1985
                     Pioneer of Wheel-Lift Concept of Towing In the United States

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