From: Ozarks First
A long-time local business leader has passed away.
Ed Pinegar died Saturday at the age of 74.
He opened a local car dealership in 1979, Pinegar Chevrolet in Republic and later added a car dealership in Branson, both of which are still in operation today
Pinegar was a graduate of Missouri State University and a financial supporter of the school.
He and his wife gave a large gift in the mid-2000s that was used to renovate the main horse arena at the Darr Agricultural Center.
In 2004, Pinegar received Missouri State’s “Outstanding Alumni” award.