Brundidge youth football coach passes away

Published 8:26 pm Thursday, September 3, 2020

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A Brundidge man who was in the process of organizing a travel football team for youths ages nine and 10 collapsed on a privately-owned practice field Wednesday in downtown Brundidge.

Jeremy Lampley, age 37, was transported to Troy Regional Medical and later died.

Brundidge Police Chief Moses Davenport said the call came into the Brundidge Police Department at 7:43 p.m. on Wednesday.

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“Evidently, someone at the practice called E-911 and the call went to the Troy Police Department and they alerted us,” Davenport said.

Evelyn Flournoy, Lampley’s aunt, said Lampley was a graduate of Pike County High School and a longtime Brundidge resident.

“His dad, Walter Wilson, is my brother,” Flournoy said. “His mother, Lila, has passed away. Jeremy has two children, a girl and a boy.”

Flournoy said Lampley had recently undergone a kidney transplant.

Brundidge City Manager Willie Wright said Lampley had worked with Brundidge City Recreation football at some point.

“He was trying to start a football league own his own, but the team was not associated the City of Brundidge,” Wright said. “Because of COVID-19, Brundidge has no recreation football this year.”