In a time with a lot of negativity and criticism, Haynes said, he’s glad to see an organization recognizing people and building a legacy.
“I deeply appreciate the recognition,” said Haynes, former Murray County sole commissioner and Chatsworth mayor. “There’s a lot more good people in Murray County and Chatsworth than bad. I have been really impressed with people I didn’t know that much about. These people are really outstanding. Some went away and did great things. Others of us stayed here and tried to contribute to the community.”
Pete Adams said he has inducted many graduates and educators into the hall of fame, but none have given him “quite the honor” as inducting his longtime friend.
“I’ve witnessed what a dedicated family man Tyson is,” Adams said. “He cares about others in this community. I’ve witnessed some of his generosity to people in this community.”
Adams and Haynes became friends in high school when the two would organize a game of football together during lunch.
“I still consider him one of my best friends after almost 50 years,” Adams said.
Henry has “done a lot of things for a lot of people,” said his sister Anne Henry, who accepted his induction on his behalf because he could not make it. “He was pleased we would recognize him.”
In high school, Henry had a way to “get out of things,” she said.
“He swears he never put the principal’s desk on the football field,” Anne Henry said. “He just mentioned it was a good idea to look at it out there instead of in the classroom.”
Henry, who joined the Air Force after high school, was badly injured in Vietnam, said France Adams. After being honorably discharged, he went on to be a park ranger at Mount Rushmore and Yosemite National Park. He was a horse patrol supervisor at Yosemite. He was invited to attend the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Academy and graduated with honors. He became the first American to ride in the Academy’s precision team.
Henry has spent the last several years with the U.S. Army in the Middle East. He has spent time in Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait and Kazakhstan.