Albert Willhite has been a regular at the Tillamook Les Schwab tire store since graduating from Tillamook High School in 1988. his rifle and fishing rod. Willhite will officially retire on his December 31st.
After high school, Wilhite pumped gas around the clock, worked for Burden’s Towing, and milked cows for the Bennett family. His efforts did not go unnoticed. Les Schwab’s manager at the time, John Olson, took notice of the young Wilhite and took him out to lunch one day to see if Wilhite would want to work at the tire shop.