ALEXANDRIA, LOUISIANA, UNITED STATES, January 6, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Bill Lewis Lure company is saddened to announce the passing of Everett Gill. Many in the fishing tackle industry remember “Big Ev” as the back bone and shoulders that carried the weight of the company as its Rat-L-Trap lure rose to fame in the 80’s and 90’s.
As legend has it, Mr. Gill was selling tackle in J. C. Penney —yes, J. C. Penney used to carry tackle— when Mr. Lewis was calling on their store. They immediately connected and ended up working decades together. Mr. Gill was the closest partner and confidant of Mr. Bill Lewis, and was trusted more than anyone with anything. Former co-worker Ken Chaumont said: “Big Ev wasn’t just called Big Ev for his physical stature, he literally carried the most weight for the company all the time. His calm and cool demeanor made for the perfect balance to Bill’s fiery, hold no punches back approach. It’s hard to imagine the Bill Lewis company being what is today without Everett. ”
Mr. Gill managed over 200 employees at one time, oversaw quality control, production planning, procurement of raw materials, and anything else that came to Bill’s mind.