Quality Steel manager fueled company’s growth

September 13, 2013 By    

Quality Steel Corp. is mourning the death of longtime associate and friend Paul Bobitt, who passed away on Aug. 21 after a lengthy illness. He was 72.

Bobitt joined the company in 1986 as its first salesperson. He later was promoted to sales manager and contributed heavily to the company’s success in becoming a national supplier of propane tanks. Subsequently, Bobitt was promoted to general manager.

A resident of Cleveland, Miss., Bobitt was born in 1941 in Columbus, Miss., and attended East Mississippi Junior College on a football scholarship. After college, he joined the Army Reserve and worked for Beneke Corp. and Burns Aircraft Co.

Bobitt enjoyed golf, fishing and hunting. He is survived by his wife, Jane Ellen McCann Bobitt; daughters Shelly Tufts and Casey Malone; five grandchildren; and a brother and sister.

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