Coach Danny Carlisle was born February 12, 1953, in Starkville, MS, to Harold Thomas Carlisle and Dorothy Martin Carlisle. He passed away on December 5, 2018, at his home, with his family by his side. He was a 1970 graduate of Starkville High School and a 1976 graduate of Mississippi State University, with a Masterís degree in Administration. He started working at Starkville Public Schools in 1978, where he was a science teacher and long time driverís education instructor, junior high football coach, junior high basketball coach and an assistant high school baseball coach. He became the head baseball coach from 1984-2012, where he won three state titles, five north half titles, six division titles and 27 playoff appearances. He coached the Mississippi Crossroads Diamond All-Star game three times and was a four-time MS Association of Coaches Coach of the Year. He was an executive member of the Mississippi Association of Coaches and inducted into the NEMS Baseball Hall of Fame. He was preceded in death by his father, Harold T. Carlisle; and his brother, Tommy Carlisle. Danny is survived by his wife of 45 years, Debra Miller Carlisle of Starkville, MS; children, Randy Michael Carlisle (Mallory) of Starkville, MS and Joni Carlisle of Sturgis, MS; mother, Dorothy Martin Carlisle of Starkville, MS; and grandchildren, Blake Miller, Braden Carlisle, Anna Hailey Bennett, and Riley Claire Carlisle; sisters-in-law, Becky Carlisle of Starkville, MS and Betty Doris Winters (Allen) of Albany, GA; and brother-in-law, Ronald Miller (Nita) of Madison, MS; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation will be Friday, December 7, 2018, from 9:00-11:00 a.m. and also from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at Meadowview Baptist Church, with the service immediately following. Welch Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: St. Jude Childrenís Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. You can leave the family a condolence at: www.welchfuneralhomes.com.
Appeared in The Commercial Dispatch on December 7, 2018
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