OVERLAND PARK, Ks.-James H. King, treasurer of the Missouri Tire Dealers & Retreaders Association and a tire salesman for more than 30 years, died April 25 after suffering a heart attack at his Overland Park home. He was 64. Mr. King began his career in the tire industry as a territory salesman for Shore Tire Co. in Lenexa, Mo., in 1963. He later became a sales manager and then vice president of sales, a position he held for 15 years until his death.
In addition to serving the MTDRA, he helped form the Kansas Tire Dealers Association.
Survivors include his wife, Aileen, and two sons.
Fred C. Luce
BANGOR, Maine-Fred C. Luce, a past president of the Maine Tire Dealers Association and operations manager with Bangor Tire Co., died Feb. 22 after suffering a heart attack at home. He was 61.
Mr. Luce joined Bangor Tire as a commercial salesman in 1973 and became operations manager in 1982. Prior to joining Bangor Tire, he worked for 17 years as a route salesman with the now-defunct C.E. Noyes Co. in Bangor.
Mr. Luce also served as treasurer of the MTDA.
CARIBOU, Maine-Lyndon R. ``Lenny'' Damboise, manager of the Theriault Tire and Equipment store in Presque Isle, Maine, died March 13 in a snowmobile accident. He was 40.
Mr. Damboise had managed the Presque Isle store for 5 years, having previously worked at Highway Tire in Caribou for 10 years.
An avid participant in truck pulling competitions, Mr. Damboise was known throughout Maine as the driver of the ``Mule Skinner,'' his two-wheel-drive truck.