John G. Rogers

Elected:       March 24, 1986 Inducted:    June 26, 1986   Family:        John Rogers was born on October 19, 1939 in Leicester, England.  He is married to Louise Law and they have three children: Shirley Ann Green, Jeanette Rogers and Jonathan Rogers.     History:      John’s father, George Rogers, started Unity Garage at its present location in…

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John L. Hawkins II

Elected:       March 24, 1986 Inducted:    June 26, 1986 Born:            October 2, 1916                        Huntington, West Virginia  Parents:      Frederick M. &                       Anna White Hawkins  Married:      Mildred Chelyan Huffman                        Charleston, West Virginia   Children:    Grace Montgomery Hawkins, Orlando, Florida                                 Hannah Lee Hawkins                                 Dylan Cyrus Rei Hawkins                      John Lee Hawkins III – Karen Hawkins, Lake…

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James H. Blakeley

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:     …

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Hendrickus “Henry” Raubenheimer

Elected:       March 24, 1986 Inducted:    June 26, 1986 Born:            March 7, 1931                       Johannesburg, South Africa Married:      Coba Raubenheimer Children:    Gustav Raubenheimer                                      Randhardt, Alberton                      Rickus Raubenheimer                                      Military Service   History:      Car Towing Services, Partner, 1972-1978                                 Managing Director, 1978-1986                      Towing & Recovery Equipment Suppliers                                 Managing Director, 1980-1986                      Towing “T”…

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Harold D. Markle

Elected:       March 24, 1986 Inducted:    June 26, 1986 Born:            Cambridge, Ontario                        Canada Married:      Lynn Bolender Markle Children:    Shannon Markle                      Tracy Markle       History:      Graduate, Galt Collegiate Institute                      Conestoga College, Business Administration, 1968                      Harold Markle Service, Inc., Founder & Owner, March 1, 1972                      Kinman Wreckers International Recovery Course, March…

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Gerald R. Plumpton

Elected:       March 24, 1986 Inducted:    June 26, 1986 Born:            December 31, 1911                        Campbellford, Ontario Married:      Aileen Provins Children:    John E. Plumpton                                 Scarborough, Ontario                      Marilyn, wife of John A. Howlett                                 Scarborough, Ontario, Canada   History:      Construction industry, 1936                      White Motor Company, 1940                      Canadian Army Electrical & Mechanical Engineers, 1941-1946                      Fleet…

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George J. Monsour

Elected:       March 24, 1986 Inducted:    June 26, 1986 Born:            February 5, 1930                        United, Pennsylvania Married:      Carmel Kelly Children:    George Michael                      Meghan                      George James                       Jill Arnold   History:      Education years spent in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Canada.  From 1957 to 1969 operated Sun Oil dealerships in St. Clair Shores, Michigan.  In 1969 went into…

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Ernest W. Holmes, Jr.

Elected:       March 24, 1986 Inducted:    June 26, 1986 Born:            December 24, 1907 Married:      Mary Belle         Children:    Gerald E. Holmes, Chattanooga, Tennessee                      John David Holmes, Peach Tree City, Georgia                      William M. Holmes, Chattanooga, Tennessee  History:      Served the Ernest Holmes Co. as designer and Chief Engineer until 1945 and was President…

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