John Voss, founder of Dayton-area car dealerships, dies at 79

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John Voss, founder of multiple Dayton-area car dealerships, has died.

Voss died Sunday night at the hospital with his wife Gail, their kids and grandkids. He was 79-years-old.

Today, News Center 7′s James Brown spent some time talking with his son, Craig.

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Craig and his brother Brad run the day-to-day operations at the Voss’ seven dealerships.

Voss’ first dealership was his Chevy store on Loop Road next to I-675.

Craig said when his dad opened that dealership, I-675 was barely a road. He said his father was such a caring person, hired the right people to run the dealerships and was not a micro-manager.

He was most proud of how his dad treated his employees— just like family.

The Voss family is still working on funeral arrangements.

We will continue updating this story.