2014 class enshrined in LP Gas Hall of Fame

April 11, 2014 By    

Five propane pioneers were inducted April 11 into the LP Gas Hall of Fame during the third annual dinner and awards ceremony at The Ritz-Carlton in Atlanta. The five men enshrined as part of the 2014 class were Casey Jarvis, JARCO; William B. McHenry, Pro-Gas Sales & Service; Daniel N. Myers, NPGA; J. Charles Sawyer, Sawyer Gas; and Dwain Willingham, Propane Resources.

Sawyer attended the ceremony with his daughter, Charlene Sawyer, and son-in-law, Dean Veenstra. LP Gas Hall of Famer Sam McTier, of Propane Technologies, accepted the honor for Myers, who could not attend the event. Former LP Gas Editor Pat Hyland also recalled his time spent with Myers, a former member of the magazine’s Editorial Advisory Board.

Jarvis, McHenry and Willingham, meanwhile, were inducted posthumously. Nancy Coop and Michael Jarvis accepted the hall of fame award on behalf of Casey Jarvis, their father. Phillip McHenry, Bill McHenry’s son, represented his father. And Brenna Breeden, Willingham’s daughter, spoke on Willingham’s behalf at the ceremony.

The hall of fame ceremony preceded the 2014 NPGA Southeastern Convention & International Propane Expo, and more than 100 retailers, manufacturers and allied trade representatives were in attendance this year. For a slideshow of photos from the 2014 ceremony, click here.

The 2014 class joined 15 others who were inducted into the hall of fame in 2012 and 2013.

The inaugural class of 2012 included:
• Mark Anton, Suburban Propane
• John Blossman, Blossman Gas
• James Ferrell, Ferrellgas
• McTier, McTier Supply Co.
• Robert Myers, Petrolane Inc.
• Walter Snelling, American Gasol Co.
• Milford Therrell, Squibb-Taylor Inc.
• H. Emerson Thomas, Continental Tank Car Co.
• John Wallace, Petrolane

The six men enshrined last year were:
• Eugene V.N. Bissell, AmeriGas
• Ronald “Zane” Chastain, LP Gas Magazine
• William C. Hill, Pargas
• Herbert V. Hills, Imperial Machine Products Co. (IMPCO)
• Walter H. Johnson, Liquefied Petroleum Gas Association
• Robert B. Nicholson, Eastern Propane Corp.

Nominations for the 2015 class are now being accepted online. Nominate a worthy individual at www.lpgasmagazine.com.

Kevin Yanik

About the Author:

Kevin Yanik is the senior editor of LP Gas Magazine. Contact him at kyanik@northcoastmedia.net or 216-706-3724.

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