H.R. No. 2736
         WHEREAS, Family and friends are mourning the loss of Franklin
  Jones, Jr., of Marshall, who died on December 18, 2008, at the age
  of 77; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Jones was born in Marshall on April 24, 1931, to
  William Franklin Jones, Sr., and Huldah Harrison Jones; he attended
  New Mexico Military Institute and earned his bachelor's degree in
  1952 and his law degree in 1954, both from The University of Texas;
         WHEREAS, Admitted to the Texas Bar in 1953, Mr. Jones
  returned to Marshall in 1954 and joined his father at the firm of
  Jones & Jones, which was founded by his grandfather in 1891; he
  worked there as a civil trial lawyer until the end of his life; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Jones was very active in his profession, serving
  as president of his local and regional bar associations; his long
  history with the State Bar of Texas included service as director of
  the Bar from 1967 to 1970, as vice president from 1970 to 1971, and
  as the Bar's 100th president from 1980 to 1981; he served on many of
  the organization's committees over the years, including three years
  on the Supreme Court Grievance Oversight Committee and 18 years on
  the Supreme Court Advisory Committee, and he was a member of the
  Administration of Justice Committee and chair of the Group and
  Prepaid Legal Services and Disciplinary Review Committees; in
  addition, Mr. Jones belonged to the Texas Trial Lawyers
  Association, the American Association for Justice, the American
  Board of Trial Advocates, and the International Academy of Trial
  Lawyers; and
         WHEREAS, This committed legal professional was also a trustee
  of the Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism and The
  University of Texas Law School Foundation, and he was a Sustaining
  Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, a Life Fellow of the
  American Bar Foundation, and a Fellow of the American College of
  Trial Lawyers; his many contributions were recognized in 2004, when
  he received the Outstanding 50-Year Lawyer Award from the Texas Bar
  Foundation; moreover, he was named a Texas Super Lawyer for three
  consecutive years from 2003 to 2005; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Jones was equally active with the American Bar
  Association, serving as a State Bar delegate to the House of
  Delegates and as a member of the Governing Council of the Litigation
  Section; from 1987 to 1989, he served on the ABA Commission to
  Improve the Liability Insurance System; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Jones participated in civic affairs as well and
  served as chair of the Courthouse Preservation Council of Harrison
  County; he was an active member of Trinity Episcopal Church, and in
  2002, he was recognized by the Marshall Chamber of Commerce as
  Citizen of the Year; and
         WHEREAS, Franklin Jones dedicated himself to the legal
  profession and to his community, and he will be remembered with
  admiration and affection by all those whose lives he touched; now,
  therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 81st Texas
  Legislature hereby pay tribute to the life of Franklin Jones, Jr.,
  and extend sincere condolences to the members of his family: to his
  son, Franklin Jones III, and his wife, Ronna; to his daughter, Terry
  Bolger, and her husband, Mark; to his grandchildren, Bryan Bolger,
  and Savannah, Tye, and Hallie Jones; to his two
  great-grandchildren; to his sister, Jerene Winocour; to his nephew,
  Jonathan Winocour; to his brother-in-law, George Francisco III, and
  his wife, Trebie; and to his other relatives and friends; and, be it
         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 Franklin
  Jones, Jr.
  Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.R. No. 2736 was unanimously adopted by a
  rising vote of the House on May 31, 2009.
  Chief Clerk of the House