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Introduced Version House Concurrent Resolution 13 History

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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 13

(By Delegates R. Phillips, Stowers and Butcher)

 

 

 

Requesting that bridge number 23-10-21.79 over the Guyandotte River on Route 10 in Logan County, West Virginia, be named the “Reverend Glenn White Jr. Bridge.”

    Whereas, Glenn White Jr. was born to Glenn White and Nevada Counts White on May 6, 1925 in Henlawson, West Virginia; and

    Whereas, Glenn White Jr. attended public schools in Logan County and graduated from Logan High School; and

    Whereas, Glenn White Jr. served with the 376th Heavy Bombardment Group, 15th Army Air Force in World War II and was a tail gunner on a B-24 Liberator that flew twenty-six missions. Glenn's plane was shot down over Innsbruck, Austria, in 1944, he was listed as missing in action for approximately three months before his safe return. Glenn served his country with valor and distinction, and had risen to the rank of Staff Sargent by the war's end; and

    Whereas, Upon his return from World War II, Glenn White Jr. obtained a teaching degree from Marshall University and taught school at Omar Junior High; and

    Whereas, Reverend Glenn White Jr. was called to the ministry and was ordained in 1955. He became Assistant Pastor at the Central United Baptist Church in Logan that year, and in 1957, he became Pastor of the church. Today Reverend White is still ministering the needs of his congregation at Central United Baptist Church some fifty-four years later; and

    Whereas, In addition to his ministry at the Central United Baptist Church, Reverend White has long been active in Logan civic affairs; and

    Whereas, Reverend Glenn White Jr. and his late wife, Catherine, raised two sons, Gary Glenn White, who with his wife, JoAnn, lives in Mitchell Heights, and John Keith White, who with his wife, Donna, lives in Whitman. Reverend White also has three grandchildren, Jennifer, Darren and Tiffany; and

    Whereas, Reverend Glenn White Jr has dedicated his life to ministering the spiritual needs of others and has contributed in so many meaningful ways to the community of Logan; and

    Whereas, It is only fitting and proper that we acknowledge Reverend Glenn White Jr. for his many years of service to God and his country, and for the important contributions he has made to the community of Logan; therefore, be it

Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

    That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to name bridge number 23-10-21.79 over the Guyandotte River on Route 10 in Logan County, West Virginia, the “Reverend Glenn White Jr. 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 “Reverend Glenn White Jr. 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 Reverend Glenn White Jr.

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