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William (Bill) McClaskey

Jan 4th, 2019 | By | Category: Spotlight

William (Bill) McClaskey, 91, died January 2, 2019. He was a prominent South Florida towing company owner and active in the national towing industry.

He was inducted into the International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame Class of 1987. The Hall of Fame inductee information reads:

“Bill moved to Florida in 1930 and was educated in the Miami Public Schools and at Miami Tech. He served with the U.S. Army in Germany as Motor Sergeant from 1945 to 1947. He entered the automotive service field as owner of Dixie Garage from 1951-1953 and Flamingo Auto Center in 1953. In 1960 he purchased Nolan’s Garage and operated it as a garage and as Miami’s largest towing service. He later converted the operation to an exclusive towing company, Nolan’s Towing and Recovery.

“Bill McClaskey is one of the industry’s most active people in civic affairs. These include IGO, Masons, Shriners and Rotary. From the start of PWOF, he has been an officer, serving as President from 1980-1981. He is a stockholder of TT Publications, a member of Friends of Towing and a Trustee of the Hall of Fame.”

He was an original stockholder of TT Publications Inc., which produces Tow Times magazine. An obituary will appear in an upcoming issue.

Graveside services will be held Friday, January 11, 2019, at 9:30 a.m. South Florida National Cemetery, 6501 S. State Road 7, Lake Worth, FL 33449. Ceremonies will begin promptly at 10 a.m.

A Celebration of Life will be held that evening: Friday, January 11, 2019, from 5 to 10 p.m. Pembroke Pines Country Club, 10500 Taft Street, Pembroke Pines, Fla. 33026.