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Introduced Version House Resolution 23 History

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HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 23


(By Delegates Campbell, Canterbury and Crosier)

[Introduced March 6, 2009.]



Memorializing the life of the Honorable John H. Bowling, Jr., businessman, civic leader, member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, member of the West Virginia Senate, county commissioner, mayor and distinguished West Virginian.

Whereas, John H. Bowling, Jr., was born August 15, 1930, at White Sulphur Springs, Greenbrier County, the son of the late John H. Bowling, Sr., also a former state senator, and Urzula Coffman Bowling; and
Whereas, John H. Bowling, Jr., received his education from West Virginia University, and was a lifetime member of Kappa Alpha fraternity. He was a true gold and blue fan; and
Whereas, John H. Bowling, Jr., was married to his beloved wife Barbara Massey Bowling, with whom he shared the joy of having five children, Connie A. Bowling; John H. Bowling, III; Bruce M. Bowling; Martha Bowling and the late Richard C. Bowling; and
Whereas, The Honorable John H. Bowling, Jr., was elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 1965 and elected to the West Virginia Senate in 1967; and
Whereas, The Honorable John H. Bowling, Jr., also served as a member of the Greenbrier County Commission and as Mayor of White Sulphur Springs; and
Whereas, As Mayor of White Sulphur Springs, the Honorable John H. Bowling, Jr., served as president of the West Virginia Municipal League. He was a member of a myriad of civic-minded organizations, including the White Sulphur Springs Jaycees and Rotary Club, and was a Paul Harris Fellow; and
Whereas, Sadly, the Honorable John H. Bowling, Jr., passed away on February 9, 2008, leaving behind a life of dedication and commitment to his community and state; therefore, be it
Resolved by the House of Delegates:
That the House of Delegates hereby memorializes the life of the Honorable John H. Bowling, Jr., businessman, civic leader, member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, member of the West Virginia Senate, county commissioner, mayor and distinguished West Virginian; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the House of Delegates hereby extends its sincere sympathy at the passing of the Honorable John H. Bowling, Jr.; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates forward a copy of this resolution to the family of the Honorable John H. Bowling, Jr.
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