James O'Neal Tankersley
September 26, 1927
Chapel Hill, TN
May 1, 2009
1947-48 Nashville Vols (SPBL)
1947-48 Dixie Stars - Nashville (Independent)
Sometimes listed as Bill or by his middle name O'Neal.
Born to Glen and Ethel Tankersley, Jim played some basketball for the Nashville Vols in the Southern League while teaching at Dale Carnegie. He left teaching when he got his calling from God, and went into ministry and spent 50 years preaching the Word at various churches throughout the South.
He married Martha Norwood and they had two sons and four daughters.
Paducah Sun, May 3, 2009