Grover Austin Earnest
October 27, 1917
February 2, 2002
Oklahoma City, OK
Calera High School - Oklahoma (High School)
1939-40 SE Oklahoma Teachers (College)
1940-41 SE Oklahoma Teachers (College)
1946-47 SE Oklahoma Teachers (College)
1947-48 Oklahoma City Drillers (PBLA)
Born to Tillman and Maude Earnest near Calera, Oklahoma, Austin attended SE Oklahoma Teqchers College (now SE Oklahoma State University) before enlisting in the military to serve his country during World War 2. Highly decorated, he served in the USAF until retiring in 1961. He turned to teaching and coaching basketball at various schools in Oklahoma.
He married Mary Joyce (1924-1998) in 1940 and they had one son and two daughters.
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