House Resolution No. 18

(By Delegates Wills, Frederick and Flanigan)

"In memory of Richard Kephart, businessman, civic leader and former member of the House of Delegates from the County of Mercer."

Whereas, Mr. Kephart was born in 1938 in Keyser, West Virginia and was a graduate of Keyser High School, where he was inducted into the Keyser High School Hall of Fame in 1997. He attended George Washington University on a football scholarship and also attended Potomac State College and Concord College; and
Whereas, Richard Kephart dedicated much of his time and talent to numerous civic and community endeavors as a member of the Princeton Elks Lodge #1459, a Master Mason of the Grand Lodge of W.Va., A. F. & A. M., Princeton Lodge #134 and Mercer Football and Basketball Officials Association. He also performed in several productions of the Summit Players and was a Salvation Army Board member; and
Whereas, Mr. Kephart served with distinction in the House of Delegates representing Mercer County in 1988 and 1989; and
Whereas, The earthly life of Richard Kephart ended on January 22, 1999, surrounded by his family at his home in Princeton at the age of sixty; and
Whereas, Richard Kephart is survived by his wife, Joyce Thrush Kephart, his son, Scott Kephart and his wife Karen of Princeton, his daughter, Lizabeth Kephart Hill and her husband Dewayne of Princeton and was the loving grandfather of nine grandchildren; and
Whereas, This House of Delegates, the people of West Virginia and particularly the citizens of Princeton, Mercer County, are saddened by his death; therefore, be it
Resolved by the House of Delegates:
That the House of Delegates hereby honors the life, work and public service of Richard Kephart, former member and friend, and extends its deepest sympathy to his widow Joyce Thrush Kephart and his family; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare certified copies of this resolution for the family of Richard Kephart.