R. B. Tucker’s Bear Safety Service, Ocilla

R. B. Tucker, Sr., graduated second in his class at the Bear Automotive School in Rock Island, Illinois, and owned and operated this franchise in Ocilla for many years. Bear was one of the first national automotive repair chains, and is still in existence, I believe.

Riding through Ocilla as a kid, those two yellow signs with the happy bears really got my attention.


1 thought on “R. B. Tucker’s Bear Safety Service, Ocilla

  1. Bryan

    Thanks for the info. I had no idea that Bear was a franchise. One of those signs sat on a building in Athens at 1920 W. Broad St. for decades. Unfortunately now out of business.


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