The Tennessee Housing Association would like to recognize members of our industry who paved the way for future successes.
Beginning in 2017, this page will begin collecting photos and notes, in an effort to build a historical registry, of our friends.
If you know a past member who has left us, please forward a photo and comments to

‘Bill’ Macke of Macke Perkins Insurance, Nashville, TN – [06/09/1954 – 06/14/2017]

William Barber Macke started his insurance agency in 1983, and has been insuring manufactured housing retailers, communities, installers, transporters, and other industry related companies, in multiple states.  In the past, Bill served on the Association and Foundation Board of Directors.  In earlier years, Bill worked with our legislative committees, in advancing education to our state legislators.  Out spoken and gregarious, Bill was dedicated to this industry.


Charlie Taylor of Charlie Taylor Housing, Gallatin, TN – [07/10/1959 – 02/18/2017]

Charlie Taylor started his manufactured home retailer business in 1987.  Through the years, Charlie served on the Board of Directors for both the Tennessee (Manufactured) Housing Association and the Tennessee Manufactured Housing Foundation.

Charlie served as chapter president for the Middle Tennessee Chapter of the Association, for many years, while proudly serving his many customers in the Sumner County region, and beyond.


Vance “Blinky” Evans Jr., age 72, Haleyville, AL – [05/21/1944 – 02/18/2017]

Blinky was a 1966 graduate of the University of Georgia, where he played football for the legendary coach Vince Dooley.  He moved to Haleyville, AL in the early 70’s with his wife Becky, where he got his start in the manufactured housing industry.  He was hired as a salesperson for Tidwell Industries and fell in love with the business. Vance never met a stranger and enjoyed telling a good story better than anyone.  After leaving Tidwell in the early 80’s he worked for Eagle Housing, Sunbelt Homes, Buccaneer Homes and Southern Homes over his 40 year career.  He retired in 2011 and enjoyed the outdoors, working in his garden and spending time with his grandchildren.  He was a member of First Baptist Church Haleyville, AL.