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from Sam Houston State University with a bachelor of ... Mr. Westmoreland owned and operated Westmoreland's Bail Bonds, Westmoreland Private Investigative, and ...
By: Turner S.R. No. 564 SENATE RESOLUTION

In Memory of Richard P. "Dickie" Westmoreland

WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas joins the citizens of Madisonville, Texas, in mourning the untimely loss of Richard P. "Dickie" Westmoreland, who died February 26, 1993, at the age of 51; and WHEREAS, During his lifetime he established a permanent place for himself in the hearts and minds of those who lived and worked with him; and WHEREAS, Born in Houston, Texas, on August 16, 1941, Mr. Westmoreland lived most of his life in Madisonville where he was involved in the life of the community; and WHEREAS, He attended Madisonville High School and graduated from Sam Houston State University with a bachelor of science degree and a master's degree; and WHEREAS, A dedicated and diligent businessman, Mr. Westmoreland owned and operated Westmoreland's Bail Bonds, Westmoreland Private Investigative, and Westmoreland Security Contractors; and WHEREAS, The varied and notable achievements of this distinguished gentleman contributed immeasurably to the dynamic growth and progress of his city; and WHEREAS, He served with distinction as president of the Madisonville Sidewalk Cattleman's Association and the Madison County Democratic Club; and WHEREAS, Mr. Westmoreland earned the admiration and respect of the citizens of Madisonville who elected him to the city council where he served as Mayor Pro-Tem; and WHEREAS, He was a member of the Brazos Valley Development Council and Madisonville Masonic Lodge Number 740; and WHEREAS, His wise counsel and sound judgment will be deeply missed and remembered with gratitude by those who knew him; now, therefore, be it RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 73rd Legislature, hereby extend sincere condolences to the members of his family:  his mother, Millie Arrant Westmoreland; his son, Pat Westmoreland; his daughter, Debra Westmoreland-Forrest; his granddaughter, Victoria Forrest; his sister and brother-in-law, Patsy and Charles Strawther; and his niece, Jane Strawther; and, be it further RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared for the members of his family as an expression of the deepest sympathy of the Texas Senate, and that when the Senate adjourns this day, it do so in memory of Richard P. "Dickie" Westmoreland.

_____________________________________ President of the Senate

I hereby certify that the above Resolution was adopted by the Senate on April 7, 1993, by a rising vote.

_____________________________________ Secretary of the Senate

_____________________________________ Member, Texas Senate

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