My dad was General Supt. at American Sand and Gravel and I often heard him speak of "Tis". That's what everybody called Mr. Tisdale. Then, for several summers, when I got old enough, I held summer jobs there. It was then that I got to know "Tis". Up until recent years I would meet up with him at lunch. He always had a kind word to say about my dad, and I would recall some of the things my dad had said about him such as, "If I wanted a job done right, Tis is the man to put on it. I can count on him." That comment pretty well summed up Mr. Tisdale. You could count on him! He was a great influence on me and he'll be missed.