A bill co-authored by Reps. Pat Ownbey, Samson Buck and Paul Roan honoring former state Rep. Terry Hyman has been passed by the House.


A bill co-authored by Reps. Pat Ownbey, Samson Buck and Paul Roan honoring former state Rep. Terry Hyman has been passed by the House.


House Bill 1769 honors nine individuals, including Hyman. The bill designates a section of state Highway 32 from Marietta to Leon as “State Representative Terry Hyman Memorial Highway.”
Hyman, 56, died while operating equipment on his Love County farm last year.


“Representative Terry Hyman was a highly respected legislator who did a lot of good for southern Oklahoma,” Ownbey, R-Ardmore, said. “He was a farmer and loved the rodeo. As a legislator, he always put his constituents first. He was respected by both Republicans and Democrats alike and was a true gentleman.”


“Representative Terry Hyman was a one-of-a-kind legislator,” Buck, D-District 49, said.
“He truly cared for his community and helped pass a number of pieces of legislation that benefitted Oklahomans throughout the state. I am very proud to co-author this legislation.”


“Representative Hyman was a unique individual who most legislators on both sides of the aisle respected and who was deeply loved by his community,” Roan, D-Tishomingo, said. “He was a friend of mine and I miss his presence in the Legislature.”


House Bill 1769 passed overwhelmingly 97-2 in the House and now heads to the Senate.