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SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 44

(By Senators Laird, Miller, Unger, Stollings, Yost, Wells, McCabe, Snyder, Kessler (Mr. President), Plymale, Green, D. Hall and Jenkins)

 

Memorializing the life of the Honorable Robert K. “Bob” Holliday, former member of the West Virginia Senate and House of Delegates and dedicated public servant.

    Whereas, Robert K. “Bob” Holliday was born February 11, 1933, in Logan, West Virginia, the son of J. Kelvin and Kathleen Holliday; and

    Whereas, Mr. Holliday graduated from Montgomery High School in 1950 where he was honored as the Outstanding Senior Student, graduated from West Virginia University, having received a B. A. from the West Virginia Institute of Technology Journalism and having received a M. A. from Marshall University in Political Science; and

    Whereas, Robert K. “Bob” Holliday served in the House of Delegates from 1963 through 1968 and the State Senate from 1969 to 1972 and from 1981 through 1992 and was a respected member of Senate and House committees; and

    Whereas, During his tenure in the State Legislature he served as Chairman for the Committee on Labor, Chairman for the Committee on Education, Chairman for the Committee on Interstate Cooperation and Chairman for the Committee on Health and Human Resources; and

    Whereas, The Honorable Robert K. “Bob” Holliday received the Pearl S. Buck Award in 1982, the Distinguished Service Award from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in 1983, the West Virginia Rehabilitation Structural Barriers Award, an Honorary Doctorate in the Adult Basic Education Program and was selected to the Who’s Who in American Universities and Colleges; and

    Whereas, The Honorable Robert K. “Bob” Holliday served as Chairman for the Heart Fund, Region IV Mental Health Planning Committee, President for the Fayette Mental Health Society, Director for the West Virginia Mental Health Association, Board Member of the Plateau Group Homes and Director of the New River Gorge County Development Corporation; and

    Whereas, The Honorable Robert K. “Bob” Holliday was a member of many community organizations, including the Midland Trail Improvement Association, Pi Sigma Alpha, the Fayette Needy Association, the Coal Valley Lodge: AF&AM, the 32 Scottish Rite, Shriners, the Fayette Volunteers and the Fayette County Young Democratic Club; and

    Whereas, The Honorable Robert K. “Bob” Holliday was the owner and editor of a respected newspaper, a noted author, political scientist and television producer; and

    Whereas, The Honorable Robert K. “Bob” Holliday was a loving and devoted husband to Deborah Bragg Holliday and father of seven children, Kelvin Edward, Kathleen Edna, Stephen Kerr, Robert Lawson, Jeffrey Edward, Tracey Ann and Brandon Michael; and

    Whereas, In 2010, The Honorable Robert K. “Bob” Holliday was honored for his public service to his community and his state when the Legislature named the section of Rt. 16 from the stop light on Rt. 19 at Fayetteville to Cotton Hill Bridge as the “Robert K. ‘Bob’ Holliday Highway”; and

    Whereas, Sadly, The Honorable Robert K. “Bob” Holliday passed away on Friday, February 28, 2014, at the age of eighty-one, bringing an end to a long and dedicated life of public service; therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate:

    That the Senate hereby memorializes the life of the Honorable Robert K. “Bob” Holliday, former member of the West Virginia Senate and House of Delegates and dedicated public servant; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Senate expresses its most sincere condolences to the family of the Honorable Robert K. “Bob” Holliday on the occasion of his passing; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the family of the Honorable Robert K. “Bob” Holliday.

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