Saying, “goodbye Dick” to a car dealer and an El Paso advertising icon

Goodbye Dick

I watched a lot of television as a child. Probably too much. While there aren’t many benefits to watching TV, it did make me a student of advertising. At an embarrassingly early age, I could sing the jingles and recite slogans for many local El Paso’s businesses. That’s why I was saddened to read of Dick Poe’s death. Mr. Poe was influential in so many ways in the El Paso community. He’s described as a mentor, father, business owner, friend, supporter of Special Olympics and United Cerebral Palsy, and a caring employer.