Friday, May 27, 2016

Ocie Richie

Ocie Eldridge Richie

November 16, 1921
Natchitoches, LA

February 5, 2012
Jennings, LA

1944-45 University of Arkansas (College)
1945-46 Northwestern Louisiana State (College)
1946-47 Northwestern Louisiana State (College) 
1947-48 Rochester Royals (NBL)
1947-48 Memphis Legionnaires (SPBL)
1947-48 Mobile Bears (SPBL)
1952-53 Cobb's Barbeque - Shreveport, Lousiana (Independent)
1953-54 Flying Red Horses - Ringgold, Lousiana (Independent)

Born to Louis and Susie Richie, Ocie put in one year at NW Louisiana before entering the U.S. Navy
for World War 2. He was discharged and attended the University of Arkansas. He spent one season these before returning to his home town to go to NW Louisiana State. He signed with the Rochester Royals in September on 1947. He continued to play basketball while becoming a teacher for many years.

Northwest Arkansas Times, (Fayetteville, Arkansas), September 22, 1947
Monroe News-Star, September 19, 1947
Monroe Morning World, December 7, 1952
Monroe News-Star, January 27, 1954
Obit, Shreveport Times, Feb 12, 2012


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