83R23655 BK-D
  By: Bohac H.R. No. 1867
         WHEREAS, Family and friends will forever cherish their
  memories of Garrett Cole Luce, who passed away on November 4, 2012,
  at the age of 19; and
         WHEREAS, Born in Houston on January 25, 1993, Garrett Luce
  was the only son of Joe and Janell Luce; he attended Second Baptist
  School and was active in numerous extracurricular pursuits,
  including scouting, piano lessons, summer camp, and the church
  choir; he also discovered a passion for baseball at an early age
  while playing for the Katy Freeway All-Stars; and
         WHEREAS, In middle school, Mr. Luce continued to hone his
  talents as a team member of the Houston Slam and had the pleasure of
  traveling to a game in Cooperstown, New York, where he hit the first
  of many home runs; a skilled basketball player as well, he helped to
  guide his school to a championship victory; proving himself a star
  both in the stadium and on stage, this impressive young man
  performed in the lead role of his school's production of High School
  Musical; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Luce later advanced to the varsity baseball
  team, playing catcher and serving as team captain in his senior
  year; he continued to distinguish himself in myriad activities
  outside the classroom, participating in Texas Boys State and
  singing tenor in All-State Choir, in addition to applying himself
  diligently to his studies; he was named an AP Scholar and an
  Academic All-State Honoree, and he was selected as one of the
  Outstanding Seniors of the class of 2011; and
         WHEREAS, After graduating summa cum laude, Mr. Luce was
  recruited to play baseball at the College of Charleston in South
  Carolina; later transferring to Texas A&M University, he joined the
  honors program of its school of business and was a Kappa Alpha
  pledge; he devoted his summer to serving as a baseball coach and a
  counselor at a youth camp, where he felt honored to be able to
  provide spiritual mentorship to younger boys; and
         WHEREAS, Supported by a loving family and sustained by a deep
  faith, Garrett Luce had a kind and gentle nature and an infectious
  smile that endeared him to countless others; although the loss of
  such a promising young life brings immeasurable sorrow, those who
  were blessed to know him will always carry him close to their
  hearts; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 83rd Texas
  Legislature hereby pay tribute to the memory of Garrett Cole Luce
  and extend sincere sympathy to the members of his family: to his
  parents, Joe and Janell Luce; to his grandparents, Dr. C. Reginal
  and Marian King and Anna V. Luce; to his nanny, Irlanda Reyes; 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 Garrett