Introduced Version House Resolution 16 History

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(By Delegates Howell, Ambler, and Canterbury

on Behalf of All Members of the House)

[Introduced March 1, 2013.]

Memorializing the life of the Honorable J. Richard Campbell, educator, civic leader, veteran, and a man of great experience.
     Whereas, J. Richard Campbell was born August 10, 1921, in Dawson, Greenbrier County, West Virginia, the son of the late John Lee and Lilly Dale Campbell; and
     Whereas, J. Richard Campbell attended the public schools of Greenbrier County having graduated from Smoot High School. Dick also graduated from the Greenbrier Military School and received a B. S. in Industrial Arts and Social Studies from West Virginia Institute of Technology and a M.S. in School Administration from West Virginia University. In addition, he attended Marshall University, Oklahoma State Middle Management, Boston, Massachusetts, and Central Connecticut State; and
     Whereas, J. Richard Campbell was a U. S. Army World War II veteran, having served in the Persian Gulf Command from July, 1942, to November, 1945; and
     Whereas, On July 28, 1945, Dick married Margaret Hobbs, who preceded him in death on November 15, 2011, and with whom he shared the joy of having five children, Mary Margaret, Tom, John, Dale, and Cassandra; and
     Whereas, J. Richard Campbell was further blessed with ten loving grandchildren and four great grandchildren; and
     Whereas, The Honorable J. Richard Campbell was elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates representing Greenbrier County in 1958; and
     Whereas, J. Richard Campbell enjoyed a rich and varied life, which included teaching at Woodrow Wilson High School in Beckley, being an Assistant Principal in Greenbrier County, supervising vocational education for the Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons in Danbury, Connecticut, and teaching an apprenticeship class at the Henry Abbot Vocational Technical School in Danbury. Dick was also the first Director of the Mineral County Vocational Technical School and retired in 1984 as the Superintendent of Mineral County Schools; and
     Whereas, Dick was a member of various organizations including the Keyser Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce, Davis Lodge 51, AF & AM, Potomac Highlands, Mountaineers for Rural Progress, VFW Post 3518, First United Methodist Administrative Council, and the United Methodist Men. He was also a charter member of Wolf Creek Lodge and the last surviving charter member of the Smoot Ruritan Club; and
     Whereas, Sadly, the Honorable J. Richard Campbell passed away on March 2, 2012, leaving behind a life of dedication and commitment to his family, community and state; therefore, be it
     Resolved by the House of Delegates:
     That the House of Delegates hereby memorializes the life of the Honorable J. Richard Campbell, educator, civic leader, veteran, and a man of great experience; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the House of Delegates hereby extends its sincere sympathy at the passing of the Honorable J. Richard Campbell; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates forward a copy of this resolution to the family of the Honorable J. Richard Campbell.
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