The man who probably knew Hokie Gajan better than most people has been shedding tears today... both tears of mourning and tears of joy.
Jim Henderson has been remembering the great times and great humor that Hokie provided in the broadcast booth and everyday.
The play by play voice of the Saints spend 15 years calling games with Hokie and had amazing respect for the man.
"He spent his whole career in Louisiana. He played at Baker. He played at LSU. He played for the Saints. He scouted for the Saints. That was a skill set that I don't think anyone else could of brought to the job."
Beyond that, Henderson says Hokie was a one of a kind entertainer.
"He was so unique, and the way he put things was so funny... he always made me laugh."
Henderson talked about Hokie would make things so retable.
"He called his house the ulcer bucket," he explained. "He was living with five women... four daughters and wife."
Henderson said someone asked him if he took credit for bringing Gajan to the broadcast booth where he became such a wildly successful color analyst.
"If he were sitting here right now," Henderson said through tears. "I would say, 'I'm not going to take the blame for that.' And he would laugh his ass off."
Listen to Henderson talking with WWL's Garland Robinette by clicking the link below.