Mark B. Kegley

Class of 1937 / Inducted 1973 / Football

Michael Bernard Kegley was a native of Pulaski, Virginia. Kegley, who played halfback, was a 1936 All-America honorable mention. He was inducted into the Emory & Henry Sports Hall of Fame in 1973 for his performance on the gridiron.

In addition to football, Kegley was a member of the baseball team, Blue Key National Honor Society, Phi Pi Alpha social fraternity, and the Calliopean Literary Society. He served as Vice President of his senior class.

Kegley worked for Appalachian Power Company from 1937-42. He then found employment with Holston Ordnance Works from 1942-45, helping to produce and supply ammunition to the U.S. Armed Forces during World War II. Kegley spent the rest of his life working in Kingsport as a mechanical draftsman for Tennessee Eastman Chemical Company.

Born on January 2, 1914, Mark Kegley passed away on August 11, 1958 at age 44.