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In Memoriam: Nicholas “Nick” Willocks

Contributed by Today’s AC Nicholas “Nick” Johnston Willocks passed away suddenly on Sunday, December 27, 2020, in Stone Mountain, Georgia, from cardiac arrest. He was 78. Nicholas “Nick” Willocks Nick was born in Maryville, Tennessee, to Helen Johnston Willocks and Glenn “Doc” Willocks. The Willocks family moved to south Florida when Nick was a teen. He graduated from Seacrest High School and earned his bachelor’s in fine arts from Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton. In… Read More

Noel Henderson: Dec 18, 1947 – Dec 22, 2020

Those in industry throughout the Ohio Valley lost a dear friend and colleague on December 22, 2020. Four days after his 73rd birthday, Noel Henderson left us. Leaving behind his wife, Debbie, children Colin and Danielle, and grandson, Alex. Noel had spent nearly 50 years in the valves and controls business. While shrewd and aggressive, Noel was also a gentleman and an asset for his wealth of application knowledge and experience. Noel Henderson Noel was… Read More

HVACR Industry Loses Pioneer

It is with great sadness that HVAC Excellence announce the passing of Turner Collins, one of the founding fathers of HVACR programmatic accreditation. Turner Collins Collins, a veteran of the Vietnam War, served as a paratrooper in the 82nd airborne division, an elite infantry division of the army that specializes in parachute assault operations. Upon returning home, he embarked on a forty-year career in the HVACR industry. As he mastered his craft, he… Read More

Clayton Lloyd Will Be Missed

Clayton Lloyd In November of 1977, not long after graduating from high school, Clayton Lloyd began his career at Acme Refrigeration in Baton Rouge. Working his way up through the ranks Clayton started behind the counter, then quoted jobs in the plan and spec market and outside sales. He became the branch manager in Hammond and eventually became the regional manager of six of the Acme/Kaiser Supply stores. Clayton was always a people person which… Read More

In Memory of Emory Sharpe Young, Sr.

Emory Sharpe Young, Sr.: February 1, 1936 – August 2, 2020 Emory Sharpe Young, Sr. Emory Sharpe Young, Sr., 84, passed away at his home with his family by his side on Sunday, August 2, 2020. A private family graveside service to honor Emory’s life was held at Palmetto Cemetery. Emory was born in Moultrie, Georgia, on February 1, 1936 to Lucile and Leon Young, moving to Brunswick in 1938. He graduated from Glynn Academy… Read More

In Memory of John Lee Wyatt

John Lee Wyatt: July 30, 1939 – July 30, 2020 John Lee Wyatt John Lee Wyatt, of Dillard, GA, passed away on July 30, 2020, his 81st birthday. Lee was born the son of the late Mertha Lee Wyatt and the late Beverly Gardner Royal Wyatt on July 30, 1939. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one grandson, Jonathon Levii English. He received a Mechanical Engineering Degree from Georgia Tech… Read More