|At Cameron Stadium, the site of Henryetta football triumphs and heartaches for nearly a century, there stands a marble monument to a man whose voice was known to young and old for 57 years.
Jack Gibson earned the title, "The Voice of Henryetta."
Every time the football team took the field, he was on hand to give a play by play description but he didn't do it from the comfort of a press box.
He walked the sidelines with a heavy microphone and seemingly unending length of cable and never ending amount of energy.
|His signature, "Hello, Everybody," cried out for nearly a minute started every game and endeared him to generations of Henryetta fans.
He was born in the northern English town of Hindley in 1901 and moved with his parents to Henryetta in 1910.
A football player himself, the 1919 HHS graduate married Tchinina Henry, the daughter of Hugh Henry, the man who founded the town.
It was in 1937 that he started calling the games, a career that would reach past a half century.
Not only did he make his appearance at the football stadium, he also lent his voice to the pep assemblies and basketball games.
Sadly, his booming voice was stilled in 2000 but he is still remembered fondly.