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HouseBill Number: 4882Primary Sponsor: CatoType of Legislation: CRSubject: Batson, James GaryDate Bill Passed both Bodies: May 27, 1992Computer Document Number: DKA/3962.ALIntroduced Date: May 26, 1992Last History Body: HouseLast History Date: May 27, 1992Last History Type: Received from SenateScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: CatoType of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 4882 House May 27, 1992 Received from Senate 4882 Senate May 26, 1992 Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence 4882 House May 26, 1992 Introduced, adopted, sent to SenateView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO EXPRESS THE SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY OF JAMES GARY BATSON OF TRAVELERS REST UPON HIS DEATH.
Whereas, James Gary Batson was a 1970 graduate of Travelers Rest High School where he was an all-state football player, a participant in the North-South All-Star games, and co-captain for the Devildogs; and
Whereas, Gary, as he was known, graduated from Carson-Newman College in Johnson City, Tennessee where he also played football; and
Whereas, he owned and operated Gary Batson Feed Store Restaurant and State Park Grocery; and
Whereas, one of his favorite things to do was to cook barbecue and he catered events around town with his Little Texas Barbecue; and
Whereas, his other love was racing cars and he was a weekly competitor at the half-mile Greenville-Pickens Speedway for several seasons; and
Whereas, he was close to realizing his dream of moving away from the short track to NASCAR'S bigger events; and
Whereas, Mr. Batson was racing in the Sportsman Division at Charlotte Motor Speedway when he was involved in an accident which caused severe injuries; and
Whereas, he later died from those injuries leaving a void in the racing community and in the lives of his friends; and
Whereas, Gary Batson, his barbecue, and his racing will be missed. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly express sympathy to the family of James Gary Batson of Travelers Rest upon his death.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Mr. Batson's family.