Retired Tingue Exec Passes On
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.
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.