(Extensions of Remarks - February 15, 2017)

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[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 27 (Wednesday, February 15, 2017)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E198]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

                         HONORING WAYNE OLDHAM


                         HON. MARSHA BLACKBURN

                              of tennessee

                    in the house of representatives

                      Wednesday, February 15, 2017

  Mrs. BLACKBURN. Mr. Speaker, from time to time members of this House 
rise, address the body to honor events in their districts, members of 
their communities, or occurrences in their towns. To be read into the 
Congressional Record is an honor our constituents cherish. Today, 
though Mr. Speaker, the honor is all mine to rise and tell this body 
about one of the Tennessee 7th Congressional District's most cherished 
and devoted citizens, Wayne Oldham, as his life and homegoing is 
celebrated this week.
  Wayne was born in Montgomery County and made his life there and at 
every stage of his life, he would be found championing the conservative 
cause. From creating the Austin Peay State University College 
Republican chapter still in existence today, to being the longest 
serving State Executive Committee member of the Tennessee Republican 
Party, Wayne had a drive and a passion to support the people and causes 
he held dear. There was never a meeting too small or a race too 
insignificant for Wayne to attend and support. He was a fixture in 
Clarksville and his absence will be felt for years to come.
  There are those whose light shines so brightly, boldly, and 
consistently that we are confident their legacy will remain long after 
they are gone. I join with family, friends, political activists, 
neighbors, committee members, and all those who will miss Wayne's 
supportive phone calls, his never-fading friendship, and his heart-felt 
laugh. I ask my colleagues to join with me in remembrance of my dear 
friend. May his life's work be a reminder in serving the world around 
us, no matter how big or small.