Tex Earnhardt Biography – Tex Earnhardt Wiki
Tex Earnhardt was the founder and CEO of Earnhardt Auto Centers. Born near the Rio Grande River Valley in Texas, and he moved with his family to Chandler, Arizona, as a teenager. He became a rodeo cowboy and worked at the family’s gas station located in “old town” Chandler, off Arizona Avenue.
Tex Earnhardt became the youngest person to ever receive a Ford Franchise – just before his 21st birthday. Earnhardt Ford was founded on September 4th, 1951, in Arizona. Since 1951, Earnhardt Auto Centers has grown from 1 to 23 dealerships, representing 17 brands, with locations in both the Phoenix Metro as well as Las Vegas Metro markets. In recent years, Automotive News has continually ranked Earnhardt Auto Centers among the top dealer groups in the Nation (among more than 150 dealer groups).
His sons and several of his grandchildren today are involved in running the thriving businesses of Earnhardt Auto Centers and Earnhardt Ranches. In addition to automotive dealerships, the Earnhardt Family also runs 2 “QuickLane” Service Centers and 2 body shops, and has nearly 3,000 full and part time employees.
Tex Earnhardt Age
Tex Earnhardt was born on December 9, 1930. He died on April 19, 2020, in Arizona. He was 89 years old.
Tex Earnhardt Children
Tex Earnhardt had three children, a daughter and 2 sons – Debra Earnhardt, Hal Earnhardt and Jim Babe Earnhardt.
Tex Earnhardt Death
Tex Earnhardt died on Sunday, April 19, 2020, at the age of 89. His death was announced in a statement by Earnhardt Auto Centers on its website: “It is with heavy hearts that Earnhardt Auto Centers announces the passing of our beloved founder, Tex Earnhardt. Rest in peace Sir. We will miss you forever.”
Tex Earnhardt’s sons Hal and Jim Babe Earnhardt said in a statement: “It’s a time to remember and grieve, but the company – and the mission to serve its surrounding communities – will continue to grow and expand; ensuring the legacy and spirit of Tex Earnhardt is felt and present for many, many years to come.”
Dodge Earnhardt, grandson of Tex (and son to Hal Earnhardt III) said, “The company today is based on values that Tex instilled in all of us. ‘Treat everyone the way you’d treat your Mama’ and ‘People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care’ are a few core sayings from Tex that we hold dear.”
Derby Earnhardt, grandson of Tex, said: “Tex’s mark on the economic landscape of the Southwest and in the hearts of our family and Arizonans will endure for generations to come. While we’ll go on… it’s tough to know that this great man is no longer with us…no longer atop Chisholm [the trusty steer in Earnhardt commercials] greeting our friends and customers and introducing them all to this amazing brand [that] he built.”
According to the statement, “Condolences may be expressed on the Earnhardt Auto Centers corporate Facebook or Instagram pages (@EarnhardtAutoCenters on Facebook and @earnhardt_auto_centers on Instagram). Out of respect for Tex and the Earnhardt Family, the Family has requested to honor Tex by not sending gifts, flowers or plants – but to simply send a card and (if desired) make a charitable monetary donation in Tex’s memory to the Chandler Compadres.”
Tex Earnhardt Cause of Death
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