In Memory
  S. M. True, Jr.
         WHEREAS, S. M. True, Jr., former president of the Texas
  Farm Bureau, passed away on May 15, 2012, at the age of 88; and
         WHEREAS, The son of Snoden Maddox and Nettie Belle Stalcup
  True, S. M. True was born in Goree on July 8, 1923, and raised on a
  farm; in 1933, his family relocated to the Snyder community near
  Plainview, and he graduated from Plainview High School before
  enrolling and attending classes at Texas Tech University; when
  World War II intervened, he enlisted in the United States Navy
  and served as a carrier-based night fighter pilot; and
         WHEREAS, Following the war, Mr. True returned to Hale
  County and began his career as a farmer; active in the Hale County
  Farm Bureau for a number of years, he went on to serve on the
  board of directors of the Texas Farm Bureau; he was elected
  president of the Texas Farm Bureau in 1982, and in his 11 years in
  that post, he made an indelible mark on both the organization and
  on the greater agricultural community; he oversaw the creation of
  the TFB AGFUND, which has since become a nationally recognized
  agriculture political action committee; along the way, he earned
  a reputation as a passionate advocate for Texas farmers and an
  effective consensus builder; and
         WHEREAS, In addition to his work with the Texas Farm Bureau,
  this esteemed Texan was appointed to the Governor's Task Force on
  Immigration and Agricultural Development, the Joint Committee on
  Farmworker Insurance, and the Texas Family Farm and Ranch Advisory
  Committee; he served on a multitude of agriculture and farm
  insurance boards, including that of the American Farm Bureau
  Federation, which honored him with its Meritorious Service Award;
  among his numerous other accolades were his induction into the
  State Fair of Texas Heritage Hall of Honor and his recognition as a
  Distinguished Texan in Agriculture by the Texas A&M University
  College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. True shared more than six rewarding decades
  with his wife, the former Anna Jean Roberts, whom he married in
  1946; the couple were blessed with a son, David; over the years,
  Mrs. Roberts frequently accompanied her husband to many Texas
  Farm Bureau events across the state and beyond; and
         WHEREAS, During his lifetime, S. M. True contributed
  immeasurably to Texas agriculture, helping to preserve the
  livelihood of countless farmers across the state, and his legacy
  will be a continuing source of inspiration for all who knew him;
  now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 83rd
  Legislature, hereby pay tribute to the memory of S. M. True, Jr.,
  and extend sincere sympathy to the members of his family:  to
  his son, David True, and his wife, Linda; to his grandchildren,
  Blaine True and Larissa True; to his brother, Riley True, and his
  wife, Margaret; to his sister, Ona Belle Stephens, and her
  husband, Bill; to his nephew, Mark True, and his wife, Mary; to
  Eric Plumlee; to Ahmet and Gonul Yilmaz; and to his other
  relatives and 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 S. M. True, Jr.
        President of the Senate
        I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on January 30, 2013, by
    a rising vote.
        Secretary of the Senate
         Member, Texas Senate