In March of 1949 Fran Napleton opened a small DeSoto Plymouth dealership in Blue Island, Illinois. He and his father worked diligently to grow what was to become the Napleton Dealership Group. Today, some sixty years later, the Napleton family operates 57 franchises in four states. He was a man who never let hard work stand in the way of getting the task at hand completed. His family and friends will miss his counsel and friendship.