Among tire industry veterans who died in 2018 were, in chronological order:
Bruce Halle, founder and chairman of Discount Tire/America's Tire, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Don Blythe, former president and executive director of the Western Canada Tire Dealers association.
Joyce Newton, co-founder of Hoosier Racing Tire Corp.
Sheldon D. Schmucker, co-founder of Millersburg Tire Service in Millersburg, Ohio.
Sheldon R. Salzman, former president of Uniroyal Tire Co. and former co-chairman of Uniroyal Goodrich Tire Co.
Stephen D. LaFerre, a former member of BFGoodrich Co.'s tire division public relations group.
Olive Storey, former executive director of the Western Canada Tire Dealers.
Barney Burks Jr., co-founder of Big Ten Tires in Pensacola, Fla.
Milan "Mike" Stone, fifth president of the former United Rubber Workers union.
George Fritz, owner and operator of Kershaw and Fritz Tire Service Inc. of Doylestown, Pa.
John Wagner, former managing director of the American Retreaders' Association.
William "Bill" Ray Young Jr., former owner of Young's Future Tire Inc. in Show Low, Ariz.
Ding Yuhua, executive chairman of Triangle Tire Co. Ltd.
Thomas B. Geiger, former president of Capital Tire Inc. in Toledo, Ohio.
Joel Fischer, CEO and chairman of Vogue Tyre & Rubber Co.
Juan Baez Santiago, president of TUCO Tire in Bayamon, Puerto Rico
Arnie Sperling, former co-owner of Globe Tire and Motorsports in Los Angeles.
Albert Hoffman, founder of Jetzon Tire & Rubber Co. Inc.