THE DALLES, Ore.—Jack F. Fatland, 76, died on April 5 in The Dalles.
Except for service in the Navy during World War II and the Korean War, Mr. Fatland spent his entire professional life working at the Condon, Ore.-based, family-owned dealership, Fatland's Inc. The company now does business as Fatland's Tire Factory.
Mr. Fatland was president of the dealership until about a year ago when, due to failing health, he turned over control to his sons, Tom and Chris.
During his career, the Northwest Tire Dealers Association elected Mr. Fatland to its Hall of Fame.
The dealership was founded in 1919 by Mr. Fatland's father, Ernie "E.R." Fatland, who remained active in the company's operation until his death in 1980. It is said to be the oldest tire dealership in the Northwest.
In addition to Tom and Chris, Mr. Fatland is survived by his wife, Carolyn, another son and two daughters.
Tom, the company's president, and Chris, vice president and secretary, continue to operate the dealership.