HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 103
(By Delegates R. Phillips, Rodighiero, Stowers and Butcher)
Requesting that bridge 23-73-2.31 at the intersection of Mt. Gay Road and Route 44 in Logan County, West Virginia, be named the “Tennis “TK” Killen Memorial Bridge”.
Whereas, Tennis “TK” Killen was a Logan County community leader, businessman, philanthropist and dedicated champion of Logan County until his death in 1997; and
Whereas, Tennis “TK” Killen was a life-long resident of Logan County, during which time he operated National Cable Repair, Master Machine & Hydraulics, and TK’s Auto Sales in Cherry Tree, Logan County, over a period of more than forty years, and employed hundreds of Logan County residents; and
Whereas, Mr. Killen sponsored and offered financial support to many county youth organizations, schools, churches, veterans groups, community and charitable organizations, bowling teams and the National Cable men’s fast-pitch softball team, which competed in world tournaments; and
Whereas, Mr. Killen was known to be inclined to give assistance to anyone he encountered who was in need; and
Whereas, Tennis “TK” Killen served as Logan County Republican Committee Chairman for more than twenty years and, through his unselfish efforts working closely with governors and other officials in federal, state and local government, was able to procure many improvements in Logan County; and
Whereas, “TK” Killen worked tirelessly to help Logan County to have roads paved, bridges erected, libraries built, Vocational School and Logan General Hospital properly funded, Chief Logan State Park developed and federal and state funds secured for other Logan County projects; and
Whereas, Citizens of Logan County wish to provide an enduring memorial to the memory of one of its sons who devoted his life to providing a better life for his family, his community, his beloved Logan County and his fellow man; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to name bridge 23-73-2.31 at the intersection of Mt. Gay Road and Rt. 44 in Logan County, West Virginia, the “Tennis “TK” Killen Memorial Bridge”; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Commissioner of the Division of Highways is hereby requested to erect signs at both ends of the bridge containing bold and prominent letters proclaiming the bridge the “Tennis “TK” Killen Memorial Bridge”; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates forward a certified copy of this resolution to the Commissioner of the Division of Highways, and to Mrs. Janis Killen Clark, Circle Drive, Logan, WV 25601.