A man involved with the University of Pikeville for six decades is dead.
Gary Thrash died after a battle with cancer at Pikeville Medical Center.
Thrash graduated from Pikeville College in 1971 and served the school in many capacities, including as former president of the alumni association.
He also initiated and helped fund the UPIKE Athletics Hall of Fame.
Thrash was a physical therapist who lived in Prestonsburg.
He was 65.