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APRIL 2012 issue of
Rental Management

Obituaries — Ray O'Neal
04/06/2012

Ray O’Neal

Ray O’Neal, 92, Hurst, Texas, died Feb. 24, 2012. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was stationed in the Philippines. In 1956, O’Neal and his wife, Tommie, started A-1 Rental, Fort Worth, Texas. He received the Region Four “Person of the Year” award for 1967 from the American Rental Association (ARA) and he served on the ARA board of directors from 1969 to 1973. In 1981, he received the ARA’s “President’s Image Award.” In 1998, the O’Neals retired from the business, but they continued to stay in touch with many of their employees. Today, the O’Neals’ son, Don, is president of Rental One, which operates from six locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. O’Neal was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Tommie, in 2008; great-granddaughter, Rae Leslie Beadles, in 2010; and daughter, Linda Moore, in 2011. He is survived by a son, four granddaughters, a grandson and 11 great-grandchildren. Contributions may be made to The Cook Children’s Health Foundation at 801 Seventh Ave, Fort Worth, Texas 76104-2796 or The Tarrant County College Foundation, designated to the Ray and Ellen O’Neal Family Scholarship, 1500 Houston St, Fort Worth, Texas 76102.

 

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