On June 25, 2020, the West lost one of its greatest voices. Don Hedgpeth passed away in a San Antonio hospital with Shug, Cody and Clint at his side.

Don was a renowned author, historian, humorist and entertainer, as well as a staunch supporter of the TCA since its inception in 1998. Most of the members formed lasting friendships with Don, who attended many TCA openings and helped to orchestrate our first sell-outs.

Others, more qualified, will write Don’s obituary and biography. I will simply remember him as a true friend and a great spokesman for the West and the Cowboy.

Chuck Stormes, June 26, 2020.