Earlier this year, on September 3rd, 2019 the Lady Indians lost one of their tribe, Larry Wilson. Larry was a long time Indian fan and girls’ basketball bookkeeper and statistician. Larry had a kind heart and a deep love for Indian athletics. This was proven when he was asked to serve on the Union City Athletic Hall of Fame committee because of his Union City athletics knowledge of past athletes for decades. He spent countless hours not just in the gym taking stats but supporting all sports and athletes at Union City. When school was out in the summertime you would often find him watching the "pool ball" games at the UC pool. Coach Black said "Many times he would give me a “daily report” of who was there and how they played".
After a successful high school baseball career at Union City, Larry committed himself to the military and served in the marines, fighting in Vietnam and earning a Purple Heart. He then found his way back home to Union City and built a family and a lifelong relationship with individuals and coaches through his work at the UCBC and his love for sports.
While in Union City, Larry played on various sports leagues as well as being involved in multiple sports. Larry was involved with MV softball, Union City All-star softball, UCHS softball and Union City girls’ basketball. Larry spent the last 10 years serving as the Lady Indians statistician. He loved his Lady Indians and would often brag about them at family gatherings. Larry was also very good about keeping the stats straight and it would take him less than 24 hours to tell Coach Black if she put something in on the stats website wrong. Before his longtime UCCHS commitment he also kept book and stats for softball teams in the area. Larry loved sports and dedicated much of his life to helping young athletes and coaching in the area.
Larry was a good friend to many with his kind soul and humorous personality and will be greatly missed! Thank you, Larry for your giving heart, your sense of humor and your unwavering support... but most of all thank you for being a friend! Larry is survived by his sons, grandchildren, siblings and nieces and nephews.
To honor Larry Wilson the Union City Athletic Department unveil the new Larry Wilson Media Row table Friday night 11/22/19 at the Girls Basketball game with Northeastern. With several coaches, friends and family members of Larry present to witness this new table unveiling and to honor the memory of Larry Wilson. This table is dedicated to Larry Wilson and his countless hours of dedication and will be named “Larry Wilson Media Row”
*Table was created by Hydrojet Signs & Fabricating