Bill Moffitt, 88, the father of tennis star Billie Jean King and former major league pitcher Randy Moffitt, died Friday at his home in Prescott, Ariz., after a brief illness, World TeamTennis spokeswoman Rosie Crews said Saturday.
Born April 8, 1918, in Montana, Moffitt lived much of his adult life in Long Beach before retiring to Prescott.
A former Long Beach City College basketball player, Moffitt served in the Navy in World War II.
He spent 35 years with the Long Beach Fire Department. He also was a scout for the Milwaukee Brewers.
In addition to his daughter and son, Moffitt is survived by his wife of 65 years, Betty.