Shelby Linville, who played on
Kentucky's 1950-51 national championship basketball team, has died
in Ohio. He was 78.
Phil Linville says his father died of cancer Tuesday at a
nursing home in Middletown.
Linville's Middletown High School team won two state
championships in the 1940s, and he was a member of the school's
athletic hall of fame.
Linville was a teacher and coach at several schools and was a
Baptist minister for more than 40 years. His son says he continued
to conduct Bible studies at his home in Middletown until he entered
the nursing home this spring.
Linville is survived by his wife, Yvonne; three sons; 10
grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Arrangements are pending.