In Memory
  John Dillard
         WHEREAS, Residents of The Colony are mourning the loss of
  former mayor John Curtis Dillard II, who passed away on
  September 20, 2023, at the age of 75; and
         WHEREAS, The son of John and Alice Dillard, John Dillard
  was born on August 30, 1948, and grew up in Bessemer, Alabama;
  while completing his bachelor's degree in business at Amberton
  University, he enlisted in the National Guard; he served
  principally in the 49th Armored Division of the Texas Army
  National Guard; over the course of 25 years in the military, he
  graduated from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College
  and U.S. Army Armor School, and he retired as a lieutenant
  colonel in the Army Reserve; his civilian career spanned more
  than 40 years in the commercial building products field, and he
  won many professional awards before his retirement as a district
  manager with Siplast in 2016; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Dillard was highly engaged in civic life for
  nearly four decades; after serving on The Colony City Council
  from 1992 to 2002, he went on to serve two terms as mayor; he
  shared his expertise with the board of the Denton County
  Transportation Authority and Denton County Building and
  Maintenance Committee, among other such organizations, and he
  was a founding member of The Colony Economic Development
  Corporation, the Windhaven Peninsula Development Committee, and
  the HWY 121 Task Force; and
         WHEREAS, Active in the Denton County Republican Party
  since 1986, Mr. Dillard served in numerous capacities, including
  senate district committee member, state delegate, and county
  chair; he regularly served as an election judge or clerk, and he
  was a founding member of the Denton County Conservative
  Coalition; he was also a longtime member of the Legacy Republican
  Club; in 2016, he was elected as the presidential elector for
  Congressional District 26; moreover, he was an Eagle Scout and a
  lifetime member of the National Rifle Association and Texas State
  Rifle Association; sharing his skill, he served as a 4-H shooting
  sports instructor; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Dillard was a man of strong faith and served
  in leadership roles at several churches; the devoted husband of
  Nancy Dillard, he took great pride in their children, Ashley,
  Elizabeth, and Steven, and three treasured granddaughters,
  Caroline, Penelope, and Eva; and
         WHEREAS, Through his service to his community and his
  country, John Dillard set an inspiring example for all, and he
  will be remembered with great admiration by all who were
  privileged to know him; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 88th
  Legislature, 3rd Called Session, hereby pay tribute to the life
  of John Curtis Dillard II 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 John Dillard.
        President of the Senate
        I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on October 9, 2023, by
    a rising vote.
        Secretary of the Senate
         Member, Texas Senate