MIDDLESBORO, Ky. (July 12, 2000) — Austin Redmon, a charter member of the former Central States Retreaders Association, now called the International Tire and Rubber Association, died July 7 at his home in Middlesboro. He was 81.
The founder of Hilltop Tire in Middlesboro, Mr. Redmon served on the association´s board of directors from its founding in the late 1950s until 1992, when he resigned for health reasons. A longtime attendee at that organization´s annual tire conference, he continued as a director emeritus until his death.
He received the association´s pioneer award in 1993.
Mr. Redmon is survived by his wife, Maxine, of Middlesboro, a daughter and two sons, Doug and Shane Redmon, who will continue to operate Hilltop Tire.