A man who ran the Kentucky Gas Station in Lexington, Ky., for more than a century died Saturday at the age of 87, the company announced.
Timothy L. White Jr., 76, was found dead at the company’s offices, according to a statement from the company.
White, who grew up in Kentucky, moved to Lexington from nearby Lexington, Kentucky, in the 1960s and opened a gas-station business with his son, according a company press release.
The station operated for years before closing in 2005.
White and his son have been in a dispute with the Kentucky Department of Conservation over a parcel of land on which they built the gas station.
White died on Friday, the Kentucky Division of Natural Resources said.
White also operated the Kentucky Food Co-op, a local food market and market for local food, and the Lexington Chamber of Commerce, according the release.
White was survived by his wife of 32 years, Carolyn, and two sons.
He was survived on a daughter, Debbie White, and his grandchildren, Anthony White, 8, and Brian White, 7.