RALEIGH, NC (BRAIN)—Edwin Flythe, founder of Flythe Cyclery in North Carolina, died last week. He was 94.
Flythe retired in the early 1970s, turning the business over to his son, Skip Flythe. Today, Flythe Cyclery is a fourth generation family business.
"The store didn't open until 10, but he would get there about 8:30 and walk around the store, do laps around the store," said daughter-in-law Tootie Flythe to Raleigh's The News & Observer newspaper.
At Christmas, the elder Flythe would dress as Santa Claus and deliver bicycles to families.
For more on the life of Edwin Flythe, be sure to read the June 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer and Industry News.