Rondie E. Welch

Elected:April 12, 1987
Inducted:June 25, 1987
Born:January 26, 1916 in Woodson, Texas
Married:Athalene Manning

Juanita Welch Procter
Clifford Wayne
Diane Welch Scott

Started in a repair shop in 1932
U.S. Army Transportation Corp. 1943-1945
Studebaker Dealer 1945-1964
Jeep Dealer 1958-1964
International Harvester 1961-1964
Ernest Holmes Distributor/Dealer 1958-1980
Fleetwood RV Dealer 1980-1987

R.E. is one of those pioneers of the great marketing team created by the Ernest Holmes Company in the early days of the modern tow truck industry.  He built a successful business which was a bulwark for his many satisfied customers as well as profitable for his family.  Although he turned the business over to his son in 1980, the reputation and the name of R.E. Welch will always be recognized as one of those retailers who helped build the industry.



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