| Wins against Kentucky - 0 | Losses against Kentucky - 1 |
Date Died: May 17, 1945
Overall Record: 49-88 [9 Seasons]
|12/15/1928||Eastern Normal at Kentucky||W||35 - 10||-|
Obituary - Lexington Herald (May 18, 1945)
Maj. George Hembree Is Accident Victim
RICHMOND, Ky., May 17 - Maj. George N. Hembree, 50, suffered fatal injuries late yesterday afternoon, when he was struck by a truck at the Amarillo Army Air Field, Amarillo, Texas.
He had been stationed in Honolulu since last October and was returning home on leave, after which he was to have been admitted to a hospital for medical treatment.
Major Hembree had boarded a plane in California, on route to Memphis, Tenn. The plane stopped at Amarillo and he was struck by a gasoline refueling truck while standing near the plane.
A veteran of the World War I, Major Hembree was active in the National Guard for a number of years before entering the armed forces in January, 1941. At that time, he was a member of the faculty of Eastern Kentucky State Teachers College. He came to Richmond in 1920 as head coach of all athletics at the college. He was teaching physical education and coaching baseball when he went into the service.
Major Hembree was born at Barbourville. He was graduated from Berea Academy and the University of Kentucky and did post-graduate work at Bowling Green Business College and the University of Illinois. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Richmond.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Grace Tuttle Hembree, and one son, George Hunt Hembree, both of Richmond; his father, T.J. Hembree, Barbourville; three brothers, A.B. Hembree, Middletown, Ohio, Roy Hembree, Middletow, Ohio, Roy Hembree, Dover, Mass., and Robert Hembree, stationed with the Army in Okinawa; and two sisters, Mrs. George Picketts, Barbourville, and Mrs. Tom Smith, Corbin.
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