By William Schertz, Tire Business staff
SALISBURY, N.C. (July 24, 2015) — Homer Huskins, a founding partner of OTR tire retreading firm RDH Tire & Retread Co., died July 22 at age 85.
Mr. Huskins, born June 5, 1930, in McDowell County, N.C., spent much of his career as an employee with Brad Ragan Inc. — known as Carolina Tire Co. until it went public in 1970 — handling operations at the firm's retreading plant in Salisbury, according to his partner Brad Ragan Jr.
Mr. Ragan told Tire Business he spent many years working under Mr. Huskins at his father's company, going back to when he was only 14 years old.
“He basically was almost my father,” Mr. Ragan said. “I worked for him, and at that time I didn't see a lot of my dad. I was basically reared by company employees, one of them being Homer.”