H.R. No. 39
         WHEREAS, The thousands of deaths caused by COVID-19 in Texas
  have created a tremendous void in families, communities, and
  workplaces throughout the state; among those who lost their lives
  in the pandemic was Harold Smith, a dedicated and well-respected
  correctional officer with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice,
  who passed away on December 15, 2020, at the age of 77; and
         WHEREAS, Officer Smith was a valued member of the staff of the
  Jordan Unit for five and a half years; a dedicated public servant,
  he joined the Department of Criminal Justice following his
  retirement as an inspector with the Texas Department of
  Transportation; and
         WHEREAS, Devoted to his family, Mr. Smith took great pride in
  his four children and seven grandchildren and loved to spend time
  with them; an active individual, he benefited youth in the town of
  Panhandle as a scoutmaster for Troop 501, and in his free time, he
  loved to read about railroads; he was a great conversationalist and
  a good listener as well, qualities that never failed to brighten the
  workday for his colleagues; and
         WHEREAS, Harold Smith faithfully and ably performed his
  duties throughout his tenure with the Texas Department of Criminal
  Justice, and he will long be remembered with great admiration by all
  who were privileged to know him; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 87th Texas
  Legislature, 2nd Called Session, hereby pay tribute to the life of
  Harold Smith and extend deepest sympathy to his family, friends,
  and colleagues; 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 Harold
  Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.R. No. 39 was unanimously adopted by a rising
  vote of the House on August 30, 2021.
  Chief Clerk of the House