The great jingle meister Tom Merriman passed away this week.
Here is a link to RW’s recent profile of him by jingle expert Ken Deutsch.
Here is a career overview from a tribute site:
Merriman was just recently inducted into the Texas Radio Hall of Fame. Read more about that here; the site includes a link to listen to comments by his friend, Ron Chapman, and remarks of associate Ken Justiss who accepted for Merriman.