George Salinas, a beloved Fort Worth tire and auto shop owner known for his humor and kindness, died at age 64 on Friday, Jan. 9.

The owner of G&M Tire & Services at 3524 S. Hills Avenue was known for his ties to the TCU and Fort Worth communities alike.

“The most profound legacy that he left was how he interacted with customers through kindness and sense of humor,” said nephew Marty Salinas Jr., who will take over the family business. “George took a lot of pride in his knowledge of the automotive industry, but more so in how he interacted with the customers and community.”

His connections to the community extended to nearby TCU.

“He worked on all of the TCU PD patrol cars that were out of warranty from our original provider, and we were there several times a week visiting with him,” said Sgt. Cathy Moody of the TCU Police Department. “He was helpful to many students and he always told students that he would take care of them if they had car issues.”

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