2018-11-07 / Front Page

Thompson sells dealership


Olin Thompson and sons Will and Fletcher are pictured with new owner, Jon Malik and executive manager Roger Beckley. Olin Thompson and sons Will and Fletcher are pictured with new owner, Jon Malik and executive manager Roger Beckley. Thompson Chevrolet-Buick-GMC is changing names to Blakely Chevrolet- Buick-GMC this week as it undergoes a change in ownership. Olin and Fletcher Thompson announced the sale of the 77-year-old family dealership effective Oct. 30.

The new owner is Jon Malik of Roswell, Ga., who has been in the automobile business since 2003 in the Atlanta area, operating several used car dealerships.

The executive manager of Blakely Chevrolet- Buick-GMC will be Roger Beckley who is also from the Atlanta area. Roger has already moved his wife Tara and children to Blakely, residing in the Lucile area.

Fletcher Thompson Sr. opened the business in its present location, selling GMC trucks. The dealership also sold Pontiac, Buick, Oldsmobile, Chevrolet, Voxhaul and Rambler over the years.

“The same great personnel will still be there to serve you,” Olin stated. “We thank our many loyal customers from across Southwest Georgia for their patronage over the years.”

Return to top