June 30, 2012
Gary Hetherington, 32 year member of the East Texas Chapter, TASO Football organization passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, July 1st. Gary was a loving Husband, Father, and Grandfather. Gary was one of the last three sport lettermen to come out of SMU, lettering in Football, Basketball, and Baseball. Gary was an excellent official working the position of umpire for his entire career. Gary worked a state championship game and had been chosen by the East Texas Chapter to work an all-star game. Gary also officiated in the Great American Conference, and previously worked in the Gulf South Conference, Div 2 for 12 years. Gary held many offices and responsibilities in the East Texas Chapter including president and vice president. He was highly respected by everyone who knew him, loved by his friends, and he will be missed.