In Memory
  J. W. Mack
         WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas honors and
  commemorates the life of J. W. Mack, who died January 17, 2013, at
  the age of 66; and
         WHEREAS, J. W. Mack was born April 2, 1946, in Trinity;
  after his 1964 graduation from Trinity High School, he enlisted
  in the United States Army and served the country with
  distinction, including three years in Vietnam; upon his return
  from military service, he attended Texas Southern University and
  earned a bachelor's degree; and
         WHEREAS, He was married for many years to his wife, Holly,
  and the couple was blessed with a son, Robert, who was a source of
  much pride and joy; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Mack enjoyed a fulfilling, 40-year career
  with Southwestern Bell, where he held a variety of important
  positions, including manager of training and education, senior
  design consultant, and area manager for engineering design; he
  was noted for his dedication and perseverance and never took a
  day of sick leave; and
         WHEREAS, He was active in numerous professional and civic
  organizations, including Trinity Heights Concerned Citizens, the
  Rotary Club of Arlington, and the Southwestern Bell Pioneers; he
  has been inducted into the Texas Southern University Hall of
  Fame; and
         WHEREAS, A man of courage, strength, and compassion, he
  gave unselfishly to others, and his wisdom, his humility, and his
  enthusiasm for living each day to the fullest will not be
  forgotten; and
         WHEREAS, He was a devoted husband and father, and he leaves
  behind memories that will be treasured forever by his family and
  many friends; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 83rd
  Legislature, hereby extend sincere condolences to the bereaved
  family of J. W. Mack; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared for
  his family as an expression of deepest sympathy from the Texas
  Senate, and that when the Senate adjourns this day, it do so in
  memory of J. W. Mack.
        President of the Senate
        I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on February 13, 2013,
    by a rising vote.
        Secretary of the Senate
         Member, Texas Senate