88S30262 BPG-D
  By: Springer S.R. No. 6
         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;
         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 88th Texas 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.