The Republican Party of Texas would like to extend our sincere condolences to SREC SD5 Committeewoman Jean Killgore, upon the passing of her husband W. Leonard Killgore, Jr. this week.

Leonard and Jeanie met while working in the Washington D.C. office of Republican U.S. Senator John Tower of Texas. They both later served on staff in the office of Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater and held other Congressional staff positions on Capitol Hill before entering the private sector. The Killgores returned to Texas in 1992 and made their home on a ranch in Snook in Burleson County.

RPT Chairman Steve Munisteri said, "On behalf of the Republican Party of Texas, we wish to extend our deepest condolences to Jeanie and the Killgore family. Our thoughts and prayers are with them in this difficult time. Leonard will be missed by many."

There will be a Memorial Service in celebration of Leonard's life on Friday, January 20, 2012, 10:30 a.m. at the Somerville Community Chapel, 14805 Highway 36 South, Somerville, TX 77879. Rev. Robert Tompkins officiating.

The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to:

Somerville Area Assistance Ministries,
P.O. Box 208, Somerville, TX 77879, or,

Somerville Community Chapel,
P.O. Box 842, Somerville, TX 77879