87R1607 CW-D
  By: King of Parker H.R. No. 95
         WHEREAS, A life lived with joy and purpose drew to a close
  with the passing of John Edward Chase of Aledo on January 14, 2020,
  at the age of 73; and
         WHEREAS, Born on December 7, 1946, John Chase was the adopted
  son of Johnny and Margaret Burgoon, and he later took the name of
  his stepfather, Hubert L. Chase; he graduated from Paschal High
  School in 1964 and went on to earn a bachelor's degree in civil
  engineering from Texas Tech University in 1969; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Chase spent most of his career with the Texas
  Department of Transportation, and he worked for more than three
  decades in Fort Worth, where he designed bridges and supervised a
  team of engineers; an accomplished craftsman and machinist, he also
  operated his own carpentry and custom knife-making businesses; and
         WHEREAS, In all his endeavors, Mr. Chase was blessed with the
  love and support of his wife, Pamela, with whom he shared a
  rewarding marriage of nearly 51 years; he was the devoted father of
  two sons, Brian and David, and he took great pride in his five
  grandchildren, Austin, Andrew, Caroline, Aby, and Ryan; a man of
  many interests, he enjoyed archery, target shooting, photography,
  art, and music, and he also delighted in spending time outdoors;
  moreover, he served as an elder at Trinity Bible Church, where he
  provided spiritual guidance to others through his shop ministry;
         WHEREAS, John Chase possessed a generosity of spirit that
  expressed itself in myriad ways, and he enriched the lives of
  countless people with his warmth and kindness; now, therefore, be
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 87th Texas
  Legislature hereby pay tribute to the life of John Edward Chase and
  extend heartfelt sympathy to his many relatives and 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 John Chase.