LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A former Lufkin Dunbar High School principal and football coach died Sunday, November 23, 2014.
Oscar Kennedy, 90, passed away at CHI St. Luke's Health Memorial Hospital in the hospice care center.
He dedicated nearly 50 years of his life to educating East Texas students and he was the last living coach that helped bring multiple state football championships to Lufkin in the 1960's when Dunbar High School was segregated from Lufkin High School. The schools were integrated in 1970
"Lufkin Dunbar was a crown jewel here in Lufkin and this era, my dad [Oscar] truly is the last of the Dunbar coaches that brought three state championships to Lufkin and I think that's phenomenal," said Keith Kennedy, Rev. Bettie Kennedy and Oscar Kennedy's son. "That's yet to be repeated. This truly is a passing of a legacy that won't soon be repeated and I think there are a lot of lessons for those that are seeking to learn "
Oscar Kennedy's funeral is set for this Saturday at First Missionary Baptist Church in Lufkin at 2:00 PM.
Many football players from Kennedy's team will be there to remember their coach.