Leroy Walker A Panther Great. Until 1966 and before The Hoosier Gym became the home of the Hickory Huskers it was the home court for the Knightstown Panthers. One of the best who ever worn a Panther uniform was Leroy Walker. Leroy passed away this past Friday. Those of us who saw him play will not soon forget what a talented player he was. His memory is alive in the Knightstown Room of The Hoosier Gym. RIP Leroy. Leroy A. “Lee” Walker, age 73, of Knightstown passed away Friday, March 27, 2020 at Hancock Health, Greenfield. He was born October 23, 1946 in New Castle, Indiana to the late Harold B. and Delores (Peters) Walker Campbell. Lee was in the 1965 graduating class of Knightstown High School. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO. He played basketball at FLC and was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame in 1995. He received his Master of Arts from Ball State University. Lee was a U.S. History/Government teacher and coach at The Indiana Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Children’s Home. He is survived by his wife, Dianne (DeVoe) Walker; son, Brett (Elaine) Walker; grandson, Drew Walker; brother, Jack (Linda) Walker; nephew, Dan (Theresa) Walker; niece, Amy (Chad) Spurrier, and several great nieces and nephews. Lee was preceded in death by his parents. The family will hold a private graveside service. Memorial contributions can be made to one of Lee’s favorite places: The Hoosier Gym, 355 N. Washington Street, Knightstown, Indiana 46148 or Fort Lewis College Foundation, designate; Center for Southwest Studies, 1000 Rim Drive, Durango, Colorado 81301. Please share your memories of Lee and condolences with his family at www.stillingerfamily.com.
Due to the closing of Charles A. Beard Corp, and other local area schools, effective Saturday, March 14 the gym will be CLOSED through Thursday, April 30.
As of now the 2020 Hoosiers Reunion All-Star Classic Games will still be held on May 23, 2020. We will be monitoring the situation and will be updating this page weekly as needed.
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