Gayle Bomar sent out the following email Friday after learning of the passing of William Battle Wall Jr., the father of teammate Battle Wall:
"One of our own is hurting out there today. Big Battle, Battle Wall's dad, passed away Thursday morning, Nov 8. He had been fighting terminal cancer for the last several months and fortunately passed peacefully without any pain. All of us that were there together in '65, '66, and '67 knew Big Battle. He was bigger than life and loved all 'his boys' hard! So we send out our condolences to Battle and his family during this time and want him to know that we're all going to miss his dad but that he's also in a better place now."A link to the obituary notice can be found here.