Area Business Leader Ed Pinegar Passes Away


Ed and Carol Pinegar (Photo from Missouri State University)

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.


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