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


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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