Hometown: Lexington, KY (High)
Date of Birth: February 12, 1910
Date of Death: August 23, 2003
Legal Name: W. Louis McGinnis
Nickname: Louis "Little" McGinnis (More)
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Kentucky Career Notes:
Brother of Kentucky player Lawrence "Big" McGinnis
1929-30: All-American [College Humor (3rd)]
1930-31: All-Southern Conference
Obituary - W. Louis McGinnis, 93, Played for Rupp, Lexington Herald-Leader (August 24, 2003) by Herald-Leader Staff Report
Mr. McGinnis was a Lexington native and a graduate of UK. He was a forward, and lettered at UK in 1929, 1930 and 1931. He was also named to the All-Southeastern Conference basketball team.
His brother, Lawrence L. McGinnis, played basketball with him for a time at UK. Lawrence McGinnis and W. Louis McGinnis were known as "Big McGinnis" and "Little McGinnis," respectively, when they played for UK.
According to Russell Rice, a former sports information director at UK, McGinnis was "a steady player. He was the glue that held the team together."
Mr. McGinnis was a retired general manager of W.R. Milward Funeral Directors. He was associated with the firm for 42 years. He was also a member of Cathedral of Christ the King, former member of the Lexington Lions Club and Lexington Country Club.
Survivors include two daughters, eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, his brother, and his wife, Sarah O'Neil McGinnis.
Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Cathedral of Christ the King. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Monday, W.R. Milward Mortuary - Broadway.
Memorials are suggested to Cathedral of Christ the King or the American Heart Assocation.