In Memory
  Walton Richard Garner
         WHEREAS, A full and productive life drew to a close with
  the death of Dr. Walton Richard Garner on December 9, 2018, at
  the age of 82; and
         WHEREAS, The son of Walton and Thelma Garner, Dick Garner
  was born in Columbus, Ohio, on August 18, 1936; he grew up with a
  sister, Lorelei, and graduated from Capital University and The
  Ohio State University College of Medicine; in addition, he held a
  master's degree in administrative medicine, and he was board
  certified in aerospace medicine, occupational medicine, and
  preventive medicine; during the Vietnam War era, he was a flight
  surgeon in the Ohio Air National Guard, and he served a tour of
  duty in Korea before completing his military service, having
  attained the rank of major; he went on to become a flight surgeon
  for the Apollo astronauts, and he later continued to practice
  medicine as head of preventive medicine for The Ohio State
  University and as corporate medical director for Ohio Bell
  Telephone; and
         WHEREAS, Dr. Garner shared a rewarding marriage of 51
  years with his wife, Marilynn, and he saw his family grow to
  include five children, Andrea Christgau and her husband, Jim,
  David Garner and his wife, Kathy, Rich Garner and his wife,
  Renee, Susan Fallon and her husband, Patrick, and Robert Garner
  and his wife, Jen, as well as 15 grandchildren; he also enjoyed
  spending time with his nieces and nephews, and he was devoted to
  the numerous dogs he owned over the years; Mr. Garner was very
  active in the Methodist Church, and he traveled to New Guinea as a
  medical missionary; for many years, he held a pilot's license,
  and he was ever a loyal Ohio State fan; he formed numerous warm
  friendships across the country, particularly through bridge club
  and community theater; and
         WHEREAS, While the passing of Dick Garner brings great
  sadness to his family and friends, his legacy will remain a
  source of tremendous inspiration in the years to come; now,
  therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 86th
  Legislature, hereby pay tribute to the memory of Dr. Walton
  Richard Garner and extend sincere condolences to all who mourn
  his passing; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this Resolution be
  prepared for his family and that when the Texas Senate adjourns
  this day, it do so in memory of Dr. Walton Richard Garner.
        President of the Senate
        I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on May 25, 2019, by a
    rising vote.
        Secretary of the Senate
         Member, Texas Senate