Yes, the founder of Chevrolet should have been given more by the company than to die poor as a mechanic. The company succeeded, there is no way to treat its founder so poorly. At the very least, he probably should have received the same pension that the people who worked for him received at the time.
Yes, the founder of Chevrolet who died poor and working as a mechanic for the company should have been treated with more respect. No one at the company would have had any of what they did without the founder. If he fell on hard times, others should have jumped in to help him. He deserved it.
Yes, the founder of Chevrolet should have been treated with more respect. His contributions to the automotive world should be more widely known, and his successful racing career should also be looked at with respect. Credit should be given where it is due in all cases, and Louis Chevrolet's case is no exception.
It's certainly bad optics for your company founder to be broke and on the mechanic line, and Chevy should have put a little more effort into making sure that this guy was comfortable, even if he ultimately wanted to be a mechanic. This goes to show you that you shouldn't have too much loyalty to your company, because they have none for you.