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Tyler County Hall of Famers

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Compiled by Chuck Davidson

Below is a listing of folks who lived in or were born in Tyler County and were voted into a college, state, or national Hall of Fame.  My list is not exclusive; if you know someone who might qualify, please email Chris Edwards at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Send the name, the reason, the year inducted, and the Hall of Fame organization.

Beaty, Zelmo Athletics Prairie View Hall of Fame      2014

Fortenberry, Claud Ranching Willcox Cowboy HOF     1986

Franks, Elvis Football Morgan State University HOF      2018

Hatton, Grady Baseball/Coach Texas Baseball HOF       1996

Univ. of Texas HOF        1967

Johnson, Barry W Band Director TX Bandmasters HOF       2011

National Association of Military

Marching Bands       2017

Jones, George Music Country Music HOF       1992

Payton, John Coaching & Officiating Prairie View Sports HOF      2014

TX Black Sport HOF       2005

Pitts, Hugh Lynn Football TCU Lettermen’s Association HOF  1976

Ramos, Sergio Tennis/Coaching TX Tennis Coaches Association     2008

White, Jessie Coaching Prairie View Coaches Association    2021

Wolf, Jessie Athletics Prairie View HOF            2014

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