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Local Sporting Goods Legend Passes Away

Wichita falls lost a legend in the local sports scene Wednesday when Bobby Evans passed away.

A sporting goods legend in Wichita Falls dies at the age of 83.

Bobby Evans passed away Wednesday afternoon around 2:30.

Evans co-owned Brotherton and White Sporting Goods in downtown Wichita Falls and later on Avenue H from 1956 until the mid 70's.

That is when Evans ventured out on his own, opening Bobby Evans Sporting Goods which can now be found on Kemp.

That means he spent nearly 60 years selling sporting goods to local coaches, athletes and weekend warriors.

Not only a business owner of nearly 60 years, he was quite an athlete.

He's a member of the Midwestern State Hall of Honor after leading MSU to the programs first NAIA National Tournament appearance in 1953.

Bobby was a two time All-Gulf Coast Conference selection after scoring 705 career points.

He was also a 1995 inductee to the Oil Bowl Hall of Fame and a recipient of special recognition by the Texas High School Coaches Association for his contributions to high school athletics.

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