Ride in Peace: Harley-Davidson dealer George Stevens

Publish Date: 
Dec 5, 2012

AVON, Ohio — The industry mourns the loss of George Stevens, owner of Elyria Harley-Davidson and Lake Erie Harley-Davidson, who died from an apparent heart attack on Dec. 2. He was 68.

“As recently as Saturday, he was in the dealership talking to people,” Mike Stevens told the Chronicle-Telegram. “He touched many lives.”

According to reports, Stevens had been fighting lung cancer and had been told the disease was in remission. He also had recent knee replacement surgery and was looking forward to getting back on the road, this time on a trike.

Besides his son, Stevens is survived by his wife, Barb, and daughter, Lori, along with five grandchildren.

George Stevens' uncle, Floyd “Wig” Weigel, launched the business in 1939.

Posted by Holly Wagner