It is with heavy hearts that we announce that Hadley Barrett, the voice of the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo for 28 years, has passed away today, March 2, 2017. In his 87 years, his accomplishments were many - including 4x PRCA Announcer of the Year and Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame inductee in 1999.
Hadley Barrett loved the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. At a wrap up meeting this past weekend he said, “Of all the years I’ve been announcing, that San Antonio Finals was the best Rodeo I have ever announced.” Hadley will be deeply missed by all.
This photo is from the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo on 2.24.17 just before The Finals: Hadley Barrett (on right) with Randy Corley, co-announcer (on left).