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Retired Tingue Exec Passes On

Posted May 15, 2018 at 11:50 am

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Tyrus (Ty) Raymond Acton Sr., 89, passed away on April 26. Acton began his laundry industry career working for Morris and Eckels. He joined Tingue, Brown & Co. in 1962 as a sales representative. Later, he became a regional manager before retiring in 1995.

Ty Acton Sr.

After college in 1949, Acton played professional baseball as a left-handed pitcher before entering the laundry industry. Born in Birmingham, AL, he and his four brothers grew up on a dairy farm.

He was predeceased by his daughter, Katherine, who passed away in February. Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Martha; three children and seven grandchildren. One of Acton’s sons, also named Ty Acton, is now president of Tingue.