Thursday, September 23, 2010
Former NFL player, Glen Alen resident Renfro to be buried today
GREENVILLE — Former NFL linebacker and Glen Allen resident William Renfro is scheduled to be laid to rest today in Batesville. Renfro, 78, played seven years in the NFL for the Washington Redskins, Philadelphia Eagles and the PIttsburgh Steelers. He died Sept. 18 in Pensacola, Fla after after complications following heart surgery.
The Memphis State football Hall of Famer also played for the New York Jets in the American Football League (AFL).
Following his professional career, Renfro coached at several schools in Desoto County and was later elected to the Desoto County Board of Supervisors.
“He was the first one in our family to go to college, and that started something because our parents found the money and sent four more of us to college,” Renfro’s sister, Annette Clark, told the Commercial Appeal. "He was a great brother and I cherish the memories of him.”
Added Clark, "He played with Jim Brown and was roommates with Don Shula."