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Lipscomb Hall of Fame member David Scobey passes away

Monday, May 12, 2008

May 12, 2008

Lipscomb Athletics Hall of Fame member David Scobey of Nashville has passed away Sunday.

Scobey was 85.

In the early 1940s Scobey was known as "Lipscomb's Greatest Athlete". He was a two-time All-Mississippi Valley Conference member in basketball and lettered in basketball, tennis and baseball.

He was the captain of both the baseball and basketball teams in 1942. He was the No. 2 player on the tennis team.

Scobey was a two-time winner of the Intramural Cup for accumulating the most points in intramural competition.

Scobey also excelled in the classroom graduating "cum laude". He also found time to be a member of the men's glee club where he sang tenor. He was an accountant.

Scobey was the long-time vice-mayor of Nashville. He also was basketball and football referee. He spent 25 years in the Southeastern Conference as a football official.

The funeral will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Woodmont Hills Church of Christ. Visitation at the church is Tuesday from 4-9 p.m. and Tuesday from noon-to 2.

He was inducted into the Lipscomb Athletics Hall of Fame in 1990.