Bill Text: TX HR1804 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | Enrolled

Bill Title: In memory of Thomas R. Early of The Woodlands.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Passed) 2021-06-03 - Reported enrolled [HR1804 Detail]

Download: Texas-2021-HR1804-Enrolled.html
  H.R. No. 1804
         WHEREAS, All who shared in the life of Thomas R. Early of The
  Woodlands were deeply saddened by his passing on April 23, 2021, at
  the age of 88; and
         WHEREAS, The son of Jacob and Myrtle Early, Tom Early was born
  in Borger on April 23, 1933, and he grew up with the companionship
  of his four older siblings, Ferrill, Cleland, Norvill, and
  Ethellea; as a teenager, he played sports and worked as a farm and
  ranch hand, construction worker, and roustabout in the oil fields;
  he graduated from Stinnett High School as salutatorian of his class
  and went on to earn a bachelor's degree in economics and government
  from The University of Texas, as well as a master's degree in
  economics and finance from the University of Houston; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Early joined the United States Marine Corps in
  1953 and served for eight years, attaining the rank of corporal; in
  civilian life, he enjoyed a successful career as chair and CEO of
  Surgimedics, which was the first business to locate in the Research
  Forest area; and
         WHEREAS, Active in his community, Mr. Early was a trustee of
  the Spring Independent School District and the founding chair of
  the nonprofit Education for Tomorrow Alliance, and for many years,
  he was a member of U.S. Representative Kevin Brady's Service
  Academies Nominations Board; moreover, he played an instrumental
  role in the construction of the Texas Marine Medal of Honor Monument
  in Town Green Park, which was dedicated in 2007; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Early married his high school sweetheart,
  Jeanine, on November 21, 1952, and the couple shared a rewarding
  union that spanned 64 years until her passing in 2016; he took great
  pride in his children, Steven, Jeff, and Jennifer, and with the
  passing years, he had the pleasure of seeing his family grow to
  include five grandchildren; a man of faith, he was a valued
  congregant of The Woodlands United Methodist Church; and
         WHEREAS, A proud military veteran and devoted family man, Tom
  Early will forever be a source of inspiration to those he leaves
  behind; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 87th Texas
  Legislature hereby pay tribute to the life of Thomas R. Early and
  extend sincere condolences to the members of his family: to his son,
  Jeff Early, and his wife, Brenda; to his daughter, Jennifer Early
  Kiser, and her husband, Gene; to his grandchildren, Joshua Kiser,
  Kathryn Early, Lauren Early, and her husband, Austin, Alyssa Early,
  and her husband, Kevin, and Jacob Kiser and his wife, Amanda; and to
  his other relatives and friends; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for his family and that when the Texas House of
  Representatives adjourns this day, it do so in memory of Tom Early.
  Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.R. No. 1804 was unanimously adopted by a
  rising vote of the House on May 29, 2021.
  Chief Clerk of the House