87R25864 JGH-D
  By: Smithee H.R. No. 1193
         WHEREAS, A life dedicated to the service of others drew to a
  close with the death of Robert Earl Stout of Dalhart on October 16,
  2020, at the age of 71; and
         WHEREAS, Robert Stout was born on December 15, 1948, to Roy
  and Marjory Stout, and he grew up in Dalhart with his sister, Eula,
  and graduated from Dalhart High School in 1967; in 1970, he was
  joined in matrimony to Rena McElwee, and they shared a rewarding
  union that spanned 50 years; he was the proud father of four
  children, Logan, Troy, Sabrena, and Luke, and he was further
  blessed with five grandchildren, Blaide, Slater, Lyric, Madelyn,
  and Mallory; and
         WHEREAS, After earning a degree in sacred literature from
  Ozark Christian College and working for a time as a minister,
  Mr. Stout embarked on a distinguished career in law enforcement,
  beginning with his tenure as a police officer in Joplin, Missouri,
  from 1973 until 1981; that year, he returned to his hometown and
  joined the Dalhart Police Department, where he served for more than
  three decades until retiring at the rank of captain in 2013; in his
  honor, the City of Dalhart retired Badge No. 222, and in 2014, he
  was named Citizen of the Year by the chamber of commerce; from 2013
  to 2016, he was employed with the Texas Department of Criminal
  Justice Dalhart Unit; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Stout was a lifelong member of First Christian
  Church in Dalhart, and since 1986, he had worked at Horizon Funeral
  Home, sharing his faith with grieving families; he also volunteered
  to serve communion at Coon Memorial Nursing Home, and he played the
  part of Santa Claus during the Christmas season for many years; and
         WHEREAS, Robert Stout lived a rich and purposeful life, and
  he leaves behind a legacy that will continue to inspire all those
  who knew and loved him; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 87th Texas
  Legislature hereby pay tribute to the memory of Robert Earl Stout
  and extend heartfelt sympathy to his family 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 Robert