H.R. No. 1471
         WHEREAS, The citizens of Chambers County have lost an
  exceptional civic leader and a treasured friend with the passing of
  Guy Cade Jackson III of Anahuac on February 23, 2009, at the age of
  77; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Jackson was born in San Antonio on August 16,
  1931, to a family with deep and illustrious roots in Southeast
  Texas; after graduating from Anahuac High School in 1948, he earned
  a B.B.A. from Texas A&M University in 1952 and a law degree from The
  University of Texas in 1958; and
         WHEREAS, Over the course of his career, Mr. Jackson involved
  himself extensively in a wide range of professional and community
  endeavors; establishing a legal practice in Anahuac, he served as
  president of the Chambers County Bar Association from 1974 to 1992
  and as secretary of the association from 1992 until his passing; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Jackson was also an independent real estate
  broker, having entered that field in 1955, and a charter member of
  the Chambers County Board of Realtors; he became the CEO and owner
  of Chambers County Abstract Company and the owner of County Cross
  Check, and he played a leadership role in both the Greater Houston
  and the Texas Land Title Associations; and
         WHEREAS, In addition to immersing himself in the realms of
  law and business, this esteemed Texan heeded a deeply felt call to
  community service; the extraordinary record of his civic engagement
  includes work as county judge, as a director and board secretary of
  the Chambers County Appraisal District, as a director of the East
  Texas Legal Services Corporation, and as chair of the Chambers
  County Historical Commission; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Jackson held the offices of trustee and board
  secretary of Chambers County Public Hospital District No. 1, and he
  worked intensively on health issues with the Houston-Galveston Area
  Council; he also served as a member of the Trinity River Authority
  Board of Directors, as a member of the Chambers-Liberty Counties
  Navigation District, and as a director of the Texas Water
  Conservation Association; and
         WHEREAS, A decorated army veteran, Guy Jackson retired from
  the military with the rank of lieutenant colonel after 23 years on
  active and reserve status; he served as president of the National
  Guard Association of Texas and he held life membership in the VFW
  and in American Legion Post No. 104, of which he was once commander;
         WHEREAS, Mr. Jackson played a similarly active role in the
  Masons and was recognized with the Golden Trowel Award from Anahuac
  Lodge No. 995 and the 50 Year Service Award from the Grand Lodge of
  Texas; in addition, he was a valued congregant of the First United
  Methodist Church in Anahuac and a longtime leader in the Democratic
  Party at both the county and state levels; and
         WHEREAS, Guy Jackson made immeasurable contributions in both
  the professional and civic arenas, and he will be forever
  remembered with deep admiration and appreciation by all who were
  fortunate enough to share in the richness of his life; now,
  therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 81st Texas
  Legislature hereby pay tribute to the life of Guy Cade Jackson III
  and extend sincere sympathy to the members of his family: to his
  wife of 47 years, Linda Cummins Jackson; to his children, Guy
  Robert, Linda Ann, and Steven Lynn; to his grandson, Aidan Patrick
  Jackson; to his brother, James Robert Jackson; 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 Guy Cade
  Jackson III.
  Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.R. No. 1471 was unanimously adopted by a
  rising vote of the House on April 30, 2009.
  Chief Clerk of the House