March 17, 2017 - House Resolution 788 in honor of Terry and Pamela Bailey was adopted by the Texas House on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Rep. Chris Paddie authored the bill and sought its adoption.
In a Facebook post, Paddie stated, "One of the greatest honors I have, as a State Representative, is to author and pass memorial resolutions in memory of constituents. Some are harder than others and this week was one of those difficult and emotional ones. This week my colleagues stood with me, as we passed HR788 honoring the lives of Terry & Pam Bailey of Center. These folks were family and dear friends. We will forever miss them. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with their wonderful family."
Following the reading of the resolution, Rep. Paddie gave remarks on the Bailey's. He explained to the other Representatives the reason why they were honoring both Baileys is their Valentine's Day helicopter trip to Shreveport, La. ended in tragedy on February 15, 2017.
Paddie spoke of Terry Bailey's many successes in business and in life. He stated Bailey was a member of the Texas Deer Association, and Paddie revealed they too had representatives at the House on that day, which was Deer Day at the Capitol, and they were present in honor of the Baileys.
H.R. No. 788 Resolution reads as follows:
WHEREAS, The tragic loss of Terry Glenn Bailey, 54, and his wife, Pamela Hitt Bailey, 57, of Center on February 15, 2017, has deeply saddened their family and friends and the many people in their community whose lives they touched; and WHEREAS, Born in Center on March 13, 1962, Terry Bailey was the son of Millard and Charlotte Bailey; a self-made businessman, he found success in the logging and oil industries and went on to establish and own a multitude of different companies over the course of his lifetime; and
WHEREAS, The former Pamela Hitt was born on August 26, 1959, to Charles and Ann Hitt, and she graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a degree in business; after marrying Terry Bailey on September 27, 1980, she became the anchor of their treasured family, which grew to include two children, Carmen and Dustin, and four grandchildren, Falon, Ivy, Trevor, and Taygan; and
WHEREAS, This devoted husband and wife were ideal partners, and together, they invested in their community by turning over start-up businesses to budding entrepreneurs and purchasing land to build schools and churches; they were also the owners of a deer breeding facility in Center, and as lifetime members of the Texas Deer Association, they forged numerous friendships and made vital contributions to the deer industry across the country; with Mr. Bailey’s larger-than-life personality and Mrs. Bailey’s innate kindness, they shared a natural ability to uplift and inspire others, and they thrived on the joy of having a close-knit family and a wealth of cherished friends and colleagues; and
WHEREAS, Although tragedy has brought an untimely end to the lives of these two beloved Texans, Terry and Pam Bailey leave behind a legacy of dedication to their family and their community that will be remembered and admired for many years to come; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 85th Texas Legislature hereby pay tribute to the lives of Terry and Pamela Bailey and extend heartfelt sympathy to their relatives and many friends; and, be it further
RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be prepared for their family and that when the Texas House of Representatives adjourns this day, it do so in memory of Terry and Pamela Bailey.