Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

December 22, 2013

A life spent in sales

Jim Thrasher retiring after 51 years at local dealerships


Kokomo Tribune

---- — Jim Thrasher probably can’t walk down the street in Kokomo without seeing someone he knows.

After 51 years as a car salesman in Kokomo, Thrasher’s last day at H.E. McGonigal Cadillac Buick Jeep & Eagle will be Dec. 28.

“He’s going to have to find something to do,” said Thrasher’s son Michael.

Well-known for sending out hundreds of cards every year to current and past customers, Thrasher is also known for saying a prayer whenever he puts a plate on a sold car.

He worked for 33 years at the former Wiese dealership and for 18 years at McGonigal.