By Telford H.R. No. 92 R E S O L U T I O N 1-1 WHEREAS, Dr. Walter J. Wyrick, Sr., has been a leading 1-2 practicioner of dentistry and an inspiration to young dentists in 1-3 the Texarkana area for more than 60 years; and 1-4 WHEREAS, Dr. Wyrick was born in Magnolia, Arkansas, in 1907, 1-5 attended the public schools there and was graduated from Magnolia 1-6 High School; and 1-7 WHEREAS, Entering Southern Dental College in Atlanta, 1-8 Georgia, after high school, Dr. Wyrick was graduated in 1927 and 1-9 set up his dental practice in Texarkana; and, 1-10 WHEREAS, Over the past 68 years, Dr. Wyrick has been active 1-11 in state, district and local dentistry societies, including the 1-12 American Academy of Restorative Dentristry; and 1-13 WHEREAS, A pioneer in dental techniques that emphasized 1-14 saving teeth rather than pulling them, Dr. Wyrick has given 1-15 hundreds of clinics in Texas and across the country to discuss and 1-16 teach his ideas; and 1-17 WHEREAS, A loving husband and father, Dr. Wyrick has enjoyed 1-18 a long and rewarding marriage to wife Hazel Lind Wyrick, sharing 1-19 pride in a family that includes son Walter Wyrick Jr., M.D.; 1-20 daughter Jean Wyrick, Phd.; and grandchildren Scott Wyrick, M.D., 1-21 Bart Wyrick, Sarah Hall, Kate Hall and Austin Hall; now, therefore, 1-22 be it 1-23 RESOLVED, That the 74th Texas House of Representatives hereby 2-1 commend Dr. Wyrick for his long service to the people of the 2-2 Texarkana area; and, be it further 2-3 RESOLVED, That a copy of this resolution be prepared for Dr. 2-4 Wyrick and his family as a token of esteem from the House of 2-5 Representatives.