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Mr. Lanrick Prentice McKellar (Deceased)

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Mac's provided information for the Shipley Reunion in 2001. Information about his passing is included below the 2001 information.
Posted by Dr. Ed Dugas on 8/30/2017 as part of the Tribute to Coach Shipley.

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Married Trudy Andrus of Bunkie, Louisiana, (SLI 1956) in 1953. Four Children: Susan, Thomas, Robert, and Todd. Five grandchildren. Two great-grandchildren.

I graduated from Hyatt High School, Fields, LA. In 1951 I played for three years under Coach Reinhardt and for one year under Coach Shipley with a three-year stint in the Korean War in-between.

B.S. (SLI-1957), M.Ed. (SLI-1958), D.Ed. (MSU-1975)

While receiving a masters degree, I worked directly under Coach Shipley with freshman players. After graduation, I began coaching at Sugertown High School 1959-1960 (the gym is still standing). Chosen outstanding coach in State of Louisiana 1961-62. When small schools began to consolidate, I worked as principal at East Beauregard. I received my D. Ed. in 1975, and retired from Louisiana Teachers Association. Since my retirement, I have been actively involved in Real Estate Development.

I am very appreciative of getting to play one year under Coach Shipley, he taught me a great deal about self-discipline.

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The enclosed information was provided to Coach Shipley by a mutual friend of both he and Mac. The following is the note the friend sent to Coach Shipley.

Prentice Mckellar
Oberlin--Prentice McKellar, 72, died Tuesday, April 26, 2005.
His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 30, in Labby Memorial Funeral Home of DeRidder. Burial will be in Sugartown Cemetery.


Basketball- (M):  1952, 1953, 1954, 1956, 1957, 1958
Military Veteran:  1954, 1955, 1956


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