Obituary: Lea Brent

January 22, 2021

Lea Brent, of Brent Towing Company fame, died January 10 in his hometown of Greenville, Miss. He was 88. He, along with his father, Jesse (deceased), and brother, Howard (retired),… Read More

Obituary: Hugh Earl Cooper

January 22, 2021

Hugh Earl Cooper, 91, of McKinney, Texas, a longtime operations executive at Canal Barge Company, died on December 30, 2020. Raised in Hugo, Okla., Cooper enrolled early in the Army… Read More

Obituary: Red Griffin

January 18, 2021

Edgar C. “Red” Griffin, former president of Coastal Towing and co-founder of Grifco Transportation, died January 6. He was 86. Coastal Towing was a Houston-based transporter of black oil in… Read More

Capt. Rayburn Johnson, 79, died peacefully in his sleep July 11 at his home in Morgantown, Ky. He had a long career on the river, starting in the 1960s with… Read More

Obituary Notice: Pat O’Neill

December 15, 2020

Patricia J. “Pat” O’Neill, 92, died November 14 in Tampa, Fla. She spent most of her career in the inland river transportation industry, working for The Valley Line and Nilo… Read More

Steven Cary Glenn, 69, of Cape Girardeau, Mo., died December 4 at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He retired as a port captain with Luhr Bros. Inc. in… Read More

Thomas Olin Ross Sr., 94, of Cape Girardeau, Mo., died November 26 at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. A World War II Navy veteran, Ross was a chief engineer… Read More

Jacky O’Neal, 70, of Mayfield, Ky., died November 19 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. A towboat engineer and operator, he had retired from American Commercial Lines after 42… Read More

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