Jax Sports HOF member, father of mayor, passes away

By Gary Scott on May 1, 2015 at 8:41am

The father of Jacksonville Mayor Andy Ezard has passed away.

Seventy-eight-year-old Charles Roger Ezard of Jacksonville died Thursday at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Roger Ezard is a former Turner Junior High School basketball coach. He starred for the Crimsons basketball team in the mid 1950s and also lettered in baseball and football.

Ezard was inducted into the Jacksonville High School Sports Hall of Fame in May of 1988.

Roger Ezard is also survived by longtime District 117 teacher Sally Ezard.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Williamson Funeral Home.