Red Lewis, touchless vehicle clean innovator, lifeless at 78

Eco-friendly BAY – William “Pink” Lewis, a father of the touchless car or truck wash, founder of the Vehicle Gallery and tireless supporter of Green Bay place nonprofits, died early Thursday morning. 

Lewis was 78. 

Lewis’ spouse and children designs to keep a private ceremony up coming 7 days. Spouse and children members said the outpouring of group help has been overwhelming and serves as a testomony to Lewis’ effects on the group. 

Darrel Burnett, govt director of the Car Gallery, reported the downtown Environmentally friendly Bay location Lewis established in 2016 will host a memorial celebration for the general community later this calendar year. 

“We have shed our heartbeat, but our inspiration carries on,” Burnett claimed. “Of all the lots of successes Red Lewis had, the Gallery, to him, represented the pinnacle of what he wanted to leave driving as a legacy. He genuinely envisioned this gallery and occasion centre to be the greatest contribution to the group.”

William "Red" Lewis shows off a 2020 Ford GT on display at the Automobile Gallery in downtown Green Bay.

Lewis and his family will be remembered internationallly for improvements and business enterprise acumen that aided establish the touchless car or truck wash and turned PDQ Automobile Clean into 1 of the premier vehicle wash providers in the place.

Lewis went to do the job at PDQ Car or truck Wash in 1967 and by the early 1970s had taken about the company. In a 2017 job interview, Lewis claimed he straight away noticed an possibility to increase PDQ’s quality, cleanliness and efficiency.