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Bob Barry, Jr. inducted into Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame

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OKLAHOMA - It's an honor usually reserved for the best athletes to ever compete in or for the state of Oklahoma.

Bob Barry, Jr. was no athlete, but his impact on the sports landscape in the state of Oklahoma was just as big, if not bigger.

That's why he's being enshrined into the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame's 2016 Class.

Bobby earned seven Oklahoma Sportscaster of the Year awards during his time at NewsChannel 4.

He helped launch careers in all mediums of the sports world, not just in TV.

His infectious personality made people he'd just met feel like they had known him for years.

That's what makes him a worthy candidate for induction.

He joins his father, the late Bob Barry, Sr., who was inducted into the same hall in 1999.

There's still a big hole in the hearts of his family, friends and colleagues.

He's truly missed day in and day out.

Bobby's widow, "the lovely Gina," will accept his induction on his behalf.

Bobby's hall of fame class is an impressive one.

OU Linebacker Brian Bosworth, OSU and PGA golfer Scott Verplank, fisherman Jimmy Houston, the late OU football fullback Leon Heath and Marlow native and OSU pole vault star Joe Dial make up the 2016 class.

The NewsChannel 4 family hasn't been the same since he left, but we are comforted by the memories he left behind.

Join us in congratulating Bob Barry, Jr. as he joins an elite class that's better because he's apart of it.