Texas man looking for relatives of baseball teammate kiled in 1966

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

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Photo by Chelsea Katz/Used by permission of Kilgore (Texas) News Herald The center park of the Kilgore Boys’ Baseball Association complex is named Robert Gwartney Memorial Park for the 12-year-old Robert Gwartney, Jr., who was killed, along with the rest of his family, in a car wreck in Oklahoma on June 29, 1966. A second baseman, baseball and sports was a part of Gwartney’s year, especially summertime baseball.

Photo by Chelsea Katz/Used by permission of Kilgore (Texas) News Herald The center park of the Kilgore Boys’ Baseball Association complex is named Robert Gwartney Memorial Park for the 12-year-old Robert Gwartney, Jr., who was killed, along with the rest of his family, in a car wreck in Oklahoma on June 29, 1966. A second baseman, baseball and sports was a part of Gwartney’s year, especially summertime baseball.

A Texas man is looking for relatives of Robert Gwartney, Jr., who died at the age of 12, along with his family, in a horrific traffic accident near Poteau, Okla., on June 29, 1966. Robert Gwartney, Jr., was the son of Robert Gwartney, Sr., a dentist in Kilgore, Texas, who was from Gravette and was returning to Gravette with his family on the first leg of a vacation to visit family members here.


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