1998 Regular Session
By: Representatives Banks, Bozeman, Evans, Fredericks, Green (96th), Green (72nd), Robinson (63rd), Straughter, Wallace, Watson
House Concurrent Resolution 81
(As Adopted by House)
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION COMMENDING THE LIFE OF JOHN HENRY DAGNER, JR., AND EXPRESSING OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO HIS FAMILY UPON HIS PASSING.
WHEREAS, Mr. John Henry Dagner, Jr., departed this life in late December of 1997, causing a great loss to his friends and family; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Dagner was born on April 8, 1919, in Norfolk, Virginia, to John, Sr., and Katherine Dagner; and
WHEREAS, after finishing high school in Virginia, Mr. Dagner enrolled in Wilberforce University where he earned a degree in biology; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Dagner received several honors while attending college at Wilberforce University including Most Handsome, Omega Man of the Year and Mr. Wilberforce; and
WHEREAS, after graduation, Mr. Dagner took a job as a biology teacher at Saints Industrial College in Lexington, Mississippi; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Dagner was persuaded to teach at Oakley Training School, followed by his appointment as Principal of Midway Vocational High School in Forest, Mississippi; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Dagner is survived by his wife, Varon, and three daughters, Bettye Kathryn Cook, Rhonda Deniese Chambliss and Kim Dagner Boddie, and four grandchildren; and
WHEREAS, the Legislature of the State of Mississippi finds it most appropriate to pay tribute to such an encouraging man as Mr. John Henry Dagner, Jr., who possessed the wonderful gift of knowing how to laugh at himself and how to make those around him see the humor in their humanity:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, THE SENATE CONCURRING THEREIN, That we do hereby commend the life of Mr. John Henry Dagner, Jr., and express our deepest sympathy to his family during their time of loss.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to the family of Mr. John Henry Dagner, Jr., and the Capitol Press Corps.