Bill Text: TX SR161 | 2017 | 85th Legislature 1st Special Session | Enrolled

Bill Title: In memory of Bill Bailey.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 5-3)

Status: (Passed) 2017-08-15 - Printed in full [SR161 Detail]

Download: Texas-2017-SR161-Enrolled.html
  In Memory
  Bill Bailey
         WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas joins the citizens
  of Houston in mourning the loss of Bill Bailey, who died July 27,
  2017; and
         WHEREAS, Bill Bailey was an exemplary citizen who was
  widely respected and admired for his work in the community, both
  as Precinct 8 constable in Harris County and as the longtime
  voice of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo; and
         WHEREAS, Born Milton Odom Stanley in 1939, Bill Bailey
  attended Texas Western College for a time before beginning a long
  and successful career in radio broadcasting; he assumed the name
  Bill Bailey after accepting a disc jockey position that had been
  promoted with the song Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home,
  and he eventually took the name as his own; and
         WHEREAS, He became a nationally prominent figure in the
  country music scene and won numerous awards for his work, including
  Billboard magazine's 1970 Country Radio Program Director of the
  Year and the Country Music Association's 1979 Large Market Disc
  Jockey of the Year; he was inducted into the Texas Radio Hall of
  Fame in 2009 and the Country Radio Broadcasters Hall of Fame in
  2010; and
         WHEREAS, He was elected Precinct 8 constable in 1982 and
  served with distinction for seven terms; his office provided
  exceptional support to the Johnson Space Center, and the Precinct
  8 constable's office is the only police agency in the country
  with a NASA-designed Astronaut Support patch for deputies and
  vehicles; Constable Bailey received the NASA Medal for Outstanding
  Public Service, the agency's highest civilian award; and
         WHEREAS, Bill Bailey was active in a wide range of
  professional and civic organizations; he served as president of
  the Justices of the Peace and Constables Association of Texas and
  the Texas Association of Counties, and he participated with
  energy and devotion in such groups as the Pasadena Rotary Club,
  the Salvation Army, the YMCA, the San Jacinto College Foundation,
  and local chambers of commerce and school district education
  foundations, all of which he enriched with his enthusiasm for
  doing good; he was an active member of South Main Baptist Church
  in Pasadena and a 32nd degree Mason; and
         WHEREAS, He and his beloved wife of more than 40 years,
  Janis Bailey, were blessed with four children and numerous
  grandchildren and great-grandchildren who brought him great
  joy; and
         WHEREAS, Bill Bailey was a man of integrity, strength, and
  compassion who gave generously to others, and his exceptional
  accomplishments and his many contributions to his community have
  had a positive impact that will last for years to come; and
         WHEREAS, He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather,
  and he leaves behind memories that will be treasured forever by
  his family and countless friends; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 85th
  Legislature, 1st Called Session, hereby extend sincere condolences
  to the bereaved family of Bill Bailey; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared for
  his family as an expression of deepest sympathy from the Texas
  Senate and that when the Senate adjourns this day, it do so in
  memory of Bill Bailey.
  Taylor of Galveston
Bettencourt Garcia Miles
Creighton Huffman Whitmire
  Patrick, President of the Senate
        President of the Senate
        I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on August 15, 2017, by
    a rising vote.
        Secretary of the Senate
         Member, Texas Senate