Uncle Claude was a proud Stoutamire and a kind southern gentleman. He grew up with my daddy , a cousin, but more like a brother. He was a huge presence in my life growing up in Jackson Bluff. Great legacy ileft behind as a coach and family man. He will always be"Uncle Bull" to us.
A beloved teammate at Northwestern State ... a lifelong friend to all those boys ... I had the privilege of speaking with Mr. Stoutamire, and his teammates, and know the love they shared for each other. Everyone at NSU sends their condolences to the family and friends, and celebrates the life of the man his teammates knew as "Jodie" - one of the best basketball players and people in our 100 years of playing the sport.
Claude was one of the good guys, and a great basketball coach. Always enjoyed chatting with Claude, a very pleasant man.