Monday, June 27, 2016

Doyle Cofer

Doyle Cofer

January 18, 1923
Bruceville, IN

January 15, 1999
Noblesville, IN

1945-46 Indiana State University (College)
1946-47 Terre Haute Commercial Solvents Norways (Independent)
1947-48 Terre Haute Flamingos (Independent) 
1948-49 Detroit Vagabond Kings (NBL)
1948-49 House of David (Independent)
1949-50 New York Celtics (Independent)
1949-50 Indiana Clark Twins (Independent)

Born to John and Mary Cofer, Doyle played basketball for Indiana State as well as serving in the Marines during World War 2. He played professional basketball for the House of David and the Vagabond Kings. Cofer became a civil engineer and owned Cofer Construction Company. He was killed in an accident on a construction site when the bulldozer he was trying to load onto a flatbed toppled over and crushed him. He was just three days short of his 76th birthday.

He had a son and three daughters.

Grave and Obituary
Sandusky Register, December 19, 1949
Daily Clintonian, December 20, 1946
Independent Record (Montana), February 20, 1950
Indianapolis Star, January 16, 1999


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