Introduced Version House Resolution 16 History

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(By Mr. Speaker, Mr. Thompson, and Delegate Rowan)

Commemorating the passing of William "Bill" B. Slonaker, gentleman, public servant, farmer, conservationist, enthusiast and a great asset to his county and state.

Whereas, William "Bill" B. Slonaker was an outstanding citizen of West Virginia, graduating from Capon Bridge High School and attending Potomac State College; and
Whereas, Following his education, Mr. Slonaker chose a rewarding career as a public servant working with the West Virginia Department of Agriculture as meat inspection supervisor in eastern West Virginia until his retirement in 1987; and
Whereas, Throughout his life Mr. Slonaker chose to follow in the footsteps of many other fine West Virginians by being a farmer and breeder of Angus cattle, as well as being a conservationist and orchardist; and
Whereas, Mr. Slonaker was active in the community where he lived and served in many leadership posts and roles including: Director of the Farm Bureau, County Supervisor of the Potomac Valley District, the Capon Bridge Ruritan Club, the Potomac Valley Antique Car Club and was a member of the Capon Bridge United Methodist Church; and
Whereas, Mr. Slonaker ably served his state as a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates from 1958 to 1967; and
Whereas, He was chosen to receive Hampshire County's Conservationist Award in 1957 and was listed in the Who's Who in American Politics; and
Whereas, The passing of William "Bill" B. Slonaker should not go unnoticed; therefore, be it
Resolved by the House of Delegates:
That regret is hereby expressed by the members at the death of one of their own former members, William "Bill" B. Slonaker, farmer, conservationist, public servant and beloved gentleman whose many varied interests touched many lives; a man who loved his family and his beloved Hampshire County and West Virginia; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare certified copies of this resolution for the family of William "Bill" B. Slonaker who have suffered a great loss, including his beloved wife of 66 years, Ila (Stickley) Slonaker, his son, Steve W. Slonaker and his wife, Judy, and his daughter, Shirley B. Davey and her husband, Rickie; as well as to the Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture.
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