Saying Goodbye To One Of Oklahoma's Own, Bob Barry


Thursday, November 3rd 2011, 8:35 pm
By: News 9


Jennifer Pierce, News 9

NORMAN, Oklahoma -- Bob Barry, Sr., the former voice of the Cowboys and Sooners, was laid to rest Thursday in Norman.

The veteran sportscaster was buried from his home church, St. John's Episcopal, in Norman.

He was there every Sunday morning at 7:30 and often spoke at funerals.

Today, however, it was Bob's family, friends, and dozens of people from the Oklahoma sports and television communities who came to remember his life.

Bob Stoops, David Boren, and Barry Switzer were just a few of the recognizable names at the service who came to pay their respects.

"I came out thinking, ‘Well done, Bob.' He's a special guy," said Bob Stoops, OU's head coach.

"He was uniformly happy," said Burns Hargis, president of Oklahoma State University. "He just saw the best in people and situations. I don't think he had a mean bone in his body,"

"We had some laughs, like Bob would have liked," said Toby Rowland, the new voice of the Sooners. "We had corny jokes, like Bob would have liked. It was very appropriate, a very good service."