Introduced Version House Resolution 28 History

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(By Mr. Speaker, Mr. Thompson, and Delegates Burdiss, Long,

Frederick and Browning )

"Commemorating the life of Charles E. "Tate" Lohr, former member of the House of Delegates from Mercer County."

Whereas, Charles E. "Tate" Lohr was born on April 30, 1916, in Moundsville, West Virginia, son of the late Charles Wilson Lohr and Florence Geneva Guthrie Lohr. He received his education in the public schools and was a graduate of West Virginia University.
Tate Lohr was married on July 19, 1939, to Mary Elizabeth "Sis" Crumpecker, and they were the parents of two children-Charles E. II and Mary Elizabeth. His beloved wife preceded him in death, as did an infant daughter, Patricia Lohr, and a brother, John W. Lohr.
Tate Lohr is survived by his son, Charles E. "Chuck" Lohr, Jr., and his wife Brenda of Princeton; his daughter, Molly Lohr Robinette and her husband Larry of Bramwell; seven grandchildren, Amy Gaffney, Dr. Ched Lohr, Chelsey Bourgeois, Jason Robinette, Jamie Robinette, Amanda Hatfield and Caleb Robinette; a great-grandson, Eric Bourgeois; and a brother, Neil Lohr of Princeton; and
A businessman and coowner of Princeton Pharmacy and Bluewell Pharmacy in Mercer County, Tate Lohr was an active and good citizen of Mercer County and of the State of West Virginia, serving nine and one-half terms in the West Virginia House of Delegates from 1960 thru 1976, including service on the Banking and Insurance, Education, Finance, Rules, Legislative Rule Making Committees. Tate Lohr was influential in bringing outdoor recreation opportunities to the citizens of Mercer County, and today the Tate Lohr Fish Hatchery and the Tate Lohr Wildlife Management Area in Mercer County bear his name.
A member of the First United Methodist Church in Princeton, he was the founder of the M.I.B.C. Sunday School Class, Past Exalted Ruler of the Princeton Elks Lodge No. 1459, and a member of the Mercer Anglers Club.
Charles E. "Tate" Lohr was a community leader and public servant who helped improve the lives of his fellow Mercer County citizens, and after long and productive years, "Tate" Lohr departed this earthly life on December 25, 2007, at the age of ninety-one, and his passing should not go unnoticed by this House; therefore, be it
Resolved by the House of Delegates:
That regret is hereby expressed by the members of the House of Delegates at the passing of Charles E. "Tate" Lohr, former member of the House of Delegates from Mercer County; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates forward certified copies of this resolution to the surviving family members of Charles E. "Tate" Lohr.
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