Ernest W. Holmes, Sr.

Elected:       March 24, 1986 Inducted:    June 26, 1986 Born:            January 17, 1883 Married:      Hattie Holmes         Children:    Hattie Jane, Mildred, Cornelia, Ernest Jr.  History:      In 1916 he mounted the industry’s first wrecker on the body of a 1913 Cadillac.  He founded the Ernest Holmes Co. in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Market Street and…

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Donald E. Cruse

  ELECTED:            March 24, 1986 INDUCTED:        June 26, 1986 BORN:           March 24, 1945, Midland, Ontario MARRIED:          Mary Helen Cruse CHILDREN:       Shannon Diane Cruse                                   Justin Thomas Cruse       HISTORY:            Steed Automotive Industries of Canada,Vice President, 1972-1974                                   Founding President of Ontario Recovery Group,1981-1984                                   Instructor of Wrecker, Dispatcher and Dangerous Goods…

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Domingo L. Suárez, Sr.

Elected:       March 24, 1986 Inducted:    June 26, 1986 Born:            September 18, 1933                        Mexico City, Mexico Married:      Maria de la Luz Gómez de Suárez Children:    Domingo Suárez, Mexico City                      Ricardo Suárez, Mexico City     History:      La Union Nacional de Gruas, 5 years President                      La Asociación de Gruas del Area Metropolitana, Secretary  Memberships:    …

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James D. “Dave” Jones

Elected:       March 24, 1986 Inducted:    June 26, 1986 Born:            October 11, 1934                        Burnsville, Mississippi Parents:      Whit D. and                       Tulsa O. Wright Jones     Married:      Helen Sue Davis, Greensboro, North Carolina – 1952 Children:    Deborah Lynn Jones Koenes-Randy Koenes                                 Grand Rapids, Michigan                      Bonnie Lea Jones Raymond-Frank Raymond                                 Orlando, Florida                     …

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Charles D. Malcolm

Elected:       March 24, 1986 Inducted:    June 26, 1986 Born:            January 2, 1917                       Wichita Falls, Texas Parents:      Samuel and Anna Malcolm Married:      Ann M. Malcolm                       November 29, 1936     Children:    David A. Malcolm, Albuquerque, New Mexico                      Tracy Malcolm                      Debra Malcolm History:      Texas Public Schools; University of New Mexico                      Served in…

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Bythal L. McColgin

Elected:       March 24, 1986 Inducted:    June 26, 1986 Born:            July 31, 1916 –                       “Rural” Jackson, Mississippi Married:      S. Elizabeth McColgin Children:    Mack Levoy McColgin, Miami                      Garry Lee McColgin, Miami                      Terry Leroy McColgin, Ft. Lauderdale                      Nedra Roeser, Atlanta, Georgia     History:      Raymondville, Missouri Public Schools                      Owner, Operator Auto & Truck…

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William “Bill” C. Jackson

Elected:       March 24, 1986 Inducted:    June 26, 1986 Born:            February 18, 1925,                       London, United Kingdom Married:      Cicely Mary Children:    Bruce Jackson, Mark Jackson       History:      Farm Equipment Salesman, 1945                      Chaseside Motor Co. Ltd.                                 Managing Director, 1947-1959                      Dial Holmes (U.K.) Ltd.                                 President, 1960-1971                      Formed Wreckers International Ltd.                                …

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D. Bernard Jones

Elected:       March 24, 1986 Inducted:    June 26, 1986 Born:            February 25, 1925                        Wales, United Kingdom Married:      Nan Jones         Children:    Donald, Gatwick, London                      Stephen, Bristol                      Philip, Wales History:      MFC Survival Limited, Managing Director – 26 Years Memberships:                      Association of Vehicle Recovery Operators                      CARDIFF/Southeast Wales Chamber of Commerce…

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