"Louie the Tire Guy" from Wilmington passed away

Posted by Debra Worley - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A Wilmington commercial actor has passed away.

75-year-old Charles Tyson passed away Christmas Day at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

During the 1990's, Tyson was known as "Louie the Tire Guy."  He was seen in many television and print advertisements for Gene's Tire Service on Carolina Beach Road.

A memorial service will be held in his honor Wednesday, December 31 at 2:00 PM.  The service will be held at Coble Ward-Smith Chapel on Oleander Drive.

Tyson is survived by his wife and two sons.