82R28074 CBE-D
  By: Bonnen H.R. No. 2045
         WHEREAS, The family, friends, and students of Michael Anthony
  Davis of Lake Jackson suffered an immeasurable loss with the death
  of this beloved father, coach, and mentor on April 9, 2011, at the
  age of 33; and
         WHEREAS, Coach Davis was known for always putting others
  above himself, and he exemplified this selflessness until the end;
  he and his wife had taken their children, ages two and four, and
  their children's young friends, on a boating trip, and Mr. Davis's
  final act was trying to save a three-year-old child who had fallen
  overboard; and
         WHEREAS, Born on September 15, 1977, Michael Davis attended
  Angleton schools, where he and his future wife, Tien Duong, met in
  the first grade and later became high school sweethearts; he went on
  to graduate from Texas A&M University in 2000 and to marry in 2004;
         WHEREAS, Passionate about education, he found his dream job
  coaching sports and teaching history at West Brazos Junior High
  School in the Columbia-Brazoria Independent School District, and he
  served as an inspiring role model there to many people over the
  course of the past eight years; and
         WHEREAS, Our state is fortunate to have men such as Michael
  Davis who dedicate their careers to public education and to making a
  difference in the lives of students for the betterment of future
  generations; and
         WHEREAS, He was devoted to his wife, with whom he shared a
  special bond; he also dearly loved his children, and he was
  committed to their happiness, as well as to their mental, physical,
  and spiritual well-being; and
         WHEREAS, Michael Anthony Davis embodied the highest
  standards of character and integrity and uplifted everyone around
  him with his upbeat outlook and generosity of spirit; those who knew
  and loved him will forever remember him as a true hero and carry his
  memory close in their hearts; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 82nd Texas
  Legislature hereby pay tribute to the life of Michael Anthony Davis
  and extend deepest sympathy to the members of his family: to his
  wife, Tien Duong Davis; to his son, Anthony Davis; to his daughter,
  Ashlinh Davis; to his parents, Dennis and Linda Davis; to his
  sisters, Kelly Warnken and her husband, Joey, and Leigh Farris and
  her husband, Darren; to his parents-in-law, Thanh and Quynh Duong;
  to his sister-in-law, Chi Rocha, and her husband, Joe; and to his
  other relatives and many 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 Michael
  Anthony Davis.