WATCH: Pastor, Other Mourners Leave Black Funeral Attire Behind During Memorial Service for TNT Broadcaster Craig Sager

Rev. Randy Mickler speaks during the memorial service for broadcaster Craig Sager at Mount Bethel United Methodist Church. (USA TODAY NETWORK/USA TODAY NETWORK/SIPA USA)
Rev. Randy Mickler speaks during the memorial service for broadcaster Craig Sager at Mount Bethel United Methodist Church. (USA TODAY NETWORK/USA TODAY NETWORK/SIPA USA)

Craig Sager’s friends and family largely left their black funeral attire at home on Tuesday, instead honoring the late TNT broadcaster with the same flamboyance and color he brought to those who watched him throughout his career.

That included the pastor leading the service, the Rev. Randy Mickler, who in a vintage Sager look flaunted a purple suit at Mount Bethel United Methodist Church in Marietta, Georgia.

“Craig would be extremely pleased and proud at the attire that is in this room this date,” Mickler said, looking down at a congregation that included Sager’s former TV colleagues — Ernie Johnson, Reggie Miller and Charles Barkley — and Spurs coach Gregg Popovich.

Sager died Thursday at the age of 65 following a two-year battle with leukemia. He is survived by his wife and five children.

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SOURCE: New York Daily News
Jake Becker