Bruce Withers received his Bachelor of Science in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from Texas A&I University in 1950. Bruce delayed enrolling at A&I, however, in order to serve his country during World War II. He volunteered in the Army Air Force Cadet Program in June of 1944. He served primarily in Tokyo. After graduation he spent 47 years in the oil and gas field, serving at Tenneco Oil Company, as president of Mitchell Energy and Development Corporation, and as chairman and CEO of Trident, NGL Inc. He retired in 1997, but continued to serve on several boards of directors. He also served in many leadership roles for several professional organizations. As with all we are honoring here today, Mr. Withers believed in giving back. Mr. Withers resided in The Woodlands for over 30 years and was a well-respected leader in the community, being honored as a "Hometown Hero" in 2006. Bruce and his wife Ruby shared 58 years together and raised their daughter Robin. I ask that Bruce’s family join me in the presentation of a plaque commemorating his induction into the Javelina Engineering Hall of Fame.

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