In Memory
  Tommy Williams
         WHEREAS, A life made rich though meaningful service drew to
  a close with the passing of former Atascosa County sheriff Tommy
  Williams on April 8, 2023, at the age of 86; and
         WHEREAS, Tommy Williams was born on February 25, 1937;
  answering his nation's call to duty, he joined the U.S. Army in
  1957, and he proudly served for six years; and
         WHEREAS, On January 1, 1973, Mr. Williams became sheriff
  of Atascosa County, and in the course of his tenure, he earned
  statewide recognition and the deep respect and admiration of his
  colleagues for his generosity, professionalism, and steadfast
  commitment to duty; he ultimately concluded his time in office on
  December 31, 2012, after four decades of dedicated service; a
  leader in his field, he was a Lifetime Member and past president
  of the Sheriffs' Association of Texas; and
         WHEREAS, Blessed with a devoted family, Mr. Williams
  shared a rewarding marriage with his wife, Sandra, who preceded
  him in death; he took great pride in their daughter, Amber, and
  with the passing years, he had the pleasure of welcoming into his
  family a granddaughter, Paige, and a grandson, John; and
         WHEREAS, A man of honesty and integrity who made an
  indelible impact in his community, Tommy Williams leaves behind a
  legacy that will long be treasured by all those who held him dear;
  now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 88th
  Legislature, hereby pay tribute to the memory of Tommy Williams
  and extend sincere condolences to the members of his family: to
  his daughter, Amber Carter, and her wife, Calli; to his
  granddaughter, Paige Merryman; to his grandson, John Merryman;
  to his cousin, Darrell Hickey, and his wife, Sandy; to his bonus
  daughters, Dicki Lee Poppell-Sparks and Minda Hyde; and to his
  other relatives 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 Senate adjourns
  this day, it do so in memory of Tommy Williams.
        President of the Senate
        I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on May 3, 2023, by a
    rising vote.
        Secretary of the Senate
         Member, Texas Senate