Services set, scholarship established in memory of retired C-N baseball coach Bobby Wilson

Coach Wilson’s number, 38, is the only baseball jersey to be retired in the history of the program. Coach Ken Sparks, who also served as AD at the time, led festivities honoring the much beloved coach in a 1987ceremony. (Photo Courtesy: Carson-Newman College)
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JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. (SUBMITTED) -- The family of Robert A. “Bobby” Wilson, who coached C-N’s Eagles baseball team for 23 years, has established a scholarship fund in his memory. A memorial service has been scheduled for Thursday evening.

Wilson, who compiled a 490-260-1 record and produced 16 All-Americans, led his C-N squad to the 1965 NAIA National championship, the first sporting title in school history. He passed away Saturday following a bout with cancer.

His family will receive friends at Jefferson City’s First Baptist Church Thursday evening from 2-5 p.m., with a service to follow immediately thereafter. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts to the Eagle Club at Carson-Newman College and designated to the Bobby Wilson Baseball Scholarship Fund; in care of EC Director Mike Turner, C-N Box 72009, Jefferson City, TN 37760. Farrar Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

(Information submitted by Carson-Newman College.)

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