Memorial service scheduled for Joe Player Sr.



Joe Player Sr. (March 28, 1918-August 12, 2014)

A memorial service for Joe Player, Sr., a longtime member of the local golfing community, will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday in the Theatre at The Quarry Senior Living, 415 S.E. 177th Ave., in Vancouver.

A member at Royal Oaks Country Club for 40 years, Player lived in Vancouver for more than 20 years. He died Aug. 12 at the age of 96.

A multiple winner at the Oregon Coast Invitational in Warrenton, Ore., he played in Oregon Junior Seniors and Oregon Seniors tournaments for many years. He played 13 times in the Bob Hope Desert Classic.

For more than a decade, Player was one of the top amateur golfers in Northern California, according to his son, Joe Player, Jr. He was a concessionaire at Heron Lakes Golf Course in Portland for 15 years.