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By Counts, Laney H.R. No. 214


WHEREAS, The passing of F. A. Lollar on October 8, 1994, at the age of 65, has brought great sadness to the many friends and relatives of this esteemed farmer and civic leader in the community of Anson; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Lollar was born in this agricultural community just north of Abilene, and his status as the fifth son of Earl and Mittie Lollar and a child of the Great Depression helped him to forge the enduring values of virtue, hard work, and responsibility from an early age; and

WHEREAS, Following his graduation from Anson High School, Mr. Lollar established a successful farming and cattle operation, and he enjoyed a rewarding agribusiness career that spanned nearly half a century as the president of Lollar Farms, Inc.; in 1980, he diversified his commercial operations with the opening of a new business venture, Lollar Module Movers, that has since won many loyal customers with its excellent hauling services; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Lollar also was renowned for his longtime commitment to many vital issues affecting his fellow farmers; he was an active member of the Texas Farmers Union and was instrumental in organizing the union's chapter in Jones County, providing steadfast leadership as its president and as a director for District Three; his commitment to agricultural issues led him to champion the rights of farmers as a participant in numerous union "fly ins" to the nation's capital, where he applied his abundant talent and energy to lobby for legislation benefitting American farmers; and

WHEREAS, A political activist, lifelong Democrat, and dedicated civic leader, Mr. Lollar put his idealism to work as a tireless volunteer for many Democratic candidates and was active in his local community as well, contributing his time and leadership to the benefit of the Farmers Co op Gin, the Rolling Plains Cotton Compress, Anson Homes, Inc., PCCA, and the Anson School Board; and

WHEREAS, This compassionate gentleman also provided hope to some very courageous young people as the organizer and chair of a committee that participated in the Cotton for Crippled Children effort benefitting the West Texas Rehabilitation Center in Abilene; and

WHEREAS, In 1990 the Anson Chamber of Commerce selected Mr. Lollar as its Agribusinessman of the Year in recognition of his many achievements and contributions to agriculture; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Lollar was a devout member of the Anson Church of Christ who consistently set an outstanding example for others through a strong foundation of good citizenship and family values; he especially took pleasure in the moments he shared with his beloved wife, Evelyn, with whom he enjoyed a loving 46 year partnership that produced two fine sons, Hollis and Larry; and

WHEREAS, F. A. Lollar was blessed with the rare ability to give of himself, a gift he expressed through his friendships, his community service, and his positive approach to life; though his presence is gone from us now, his memory will continue to endure in the hearts of those whose lives he touched for many years to come; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 74th Texas Legislature hereby pay tribute to the life of F. A. Lollar and extend deepest sympathy to the members of his family: to his wife, Evelyn; to his sons and daughter in law, Hollis Earl Lollar of Anson and Larry and Lisa Lollar of Cape Canaveral, Florida; and to the many other friends and relatives of this fine man; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be prepared for the members of his family and that when the Texas House of Representatives adjourns this day, it do so in memory of F. A. Lollar.

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