Former MRAA Director Passes Away
Tuesday, January 04, 2011
Posted by: Matt Gruhn
Boca Grande, January 4, 2011 ~
Tandy Counce, owner of Counce Marine in Memphis, Tennessee passed away on
January 2, 2011 at his home in Germantown, Tennessee.
Counce had owned & operated Counce Marine since 1962. He
had a long and illustrious career in the recreational boating industry. He
served several terms on the Board of Directors of MRAA, was the first president
of the Memphis Boat Show, a member of
the Tennessee Marine Dealers Association, a member of the Boat Dealers Alliance
and he also served on a number of advisory boards and councils for various boat
and engine manufacturers.
"Tandy will always be remembered for his open and direct
observations on the boating industry, especially where it concerned dealers”
said Phil Keeter, MRAA President. "He was a true southern gentleman and a real
asset to recreational boating and will definitely be missed”.
Counce’s real passions were boating, spending most weekends
and vacations on area lakes, and international traveling. He and his wife
visited seventy six (76) countries on six (6) continents.
Counce is survived by his wife, Sue and two sons, Michael
& Eric, three grandchildren and one great grandchild. Counce was a member
of the Colonial Park United Methodist Church.
Sevices will be held on Wednesday January 5th at
1:00PM at the Memphis Funeral Home on Poplar Avenue. The family requests
memorials be sent to the Colonial Park UMC or the Alzheimer Assn: 326 Ellsworth
St.; Memphis, TN 38111
The Marine Retailers Association of America is a
national association representing the retail segment of the marine recreational
industry. For more information call
941-964-2534 or visit the website at www.mraa.org.