HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 110
(By Delegates Westfall, Ambler, Anderson, Andes, Armstead, Arvon, Ashley, Azinger, Barill, Barrett, Boggs, Border, Butler, Cadle, Campbell, Canterbury, Caputo, Cooper, Cowles, Craig, Diserio, Eldridge, Ellem, Ellington, Espinosa, Evans, A., Evans, D., Faircloth, Ferns, Ferro, Fleischauer, Folk, Frich, Gearheart, Hamilton, Hamrick, Hartman, Householder, Howell, Hunt, Iaquinta, Ireland, Jones, Longstreth, Lynch, Manchin, Manypenny, Marcum, Marshall, McCuskey, Miley, Miller, Moore, Morgan, Moye, Nelson, E., Nelson, J., O'Neal, Overington, Pasdon, Paxton, Perdue, Perry, Phillips, L., Phillips, R., Pino, Poling, D., Poling, M., Poore, Reynolds, Romine, Rowan, Shott, Skaff, Skinner, Smith, P., Smith, R., Sobonya, Sponaugle, Staggers, Stephens, Storch, Stowers, Sumner, Swartzmiller, Mr. Speaker (Mr. Thompson), Tomblin, Walker, Walters, Wells, Williams and Young)
Requesting that the Division of Highways name bridge number 18-87-5.40, currently known as Evans Bridge, on County Route 87 over Mill Creek near Evans, West Virginia, the “Boyd Leon Parsons Memorial Bridge”.
Whereas, Boyd Leon Parsons was born on January 28, 1894 in a log house at Bull Run near Evans, one of seven children born to Frank and Ida Kessel Parsons; and
Whereas, Boyd Leon Parsons trained as a teacher in his early life before World War I broke out; and
Whereas, Boyd Leon Parsons joined the US Army in May 1918 and was shipped out in mid-August with the 22nd Engineers, with whom he served in England and France; and
Whereas, Following the conclusion of the war, Boyd Leon Parsons returned and married Luella Corfee, and together they had two sons and two daughters: Roy, Edwin, Betty Louise and Mildred; and
Whereas, After 22 years as a teacher Boyd Leon Parsons became a mail carrier and covered Route No. 1 out of Evans for 25 years until failing health forced his retirement; and
Whereas, Boyd Leon Parsons was a godly man who lived a Christian Life and served as the Sunday School Superintendent until the fatigue of his illness forced his resignation; and
Whereas, It is fitting and proper that the community leader and pillar, Boyd Leon Parsons, be remembered and honored through the dedication of a bridge in his name; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Division of Highways is requested to name bridge number 18-87-5.40, currently known as Evans Bridge, on County Route 87 over Mill Creek near Evans, West Virginia, the “Boyd Leon Parsons Memorial Bridge”; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Division of Highways is requested to have made and be placed signs identifying the bridge as the “Boyd Leon Parsons Memorial Bridge”; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates, forward a certified copy of this resolution to the Secretary of Transportation and to the surviving family of Boyd Leon Parsons.