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Introduced Version House Resolution 23 History

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HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 23

 

(By Delegates Howell, A. Evans, Rowan, Anderson, Ashley,

Azinger and Overington)

[Introduced March 14, 2013.]

 

 

Commemorating the life of the Honorable Carl C. Thomas, veteran, public servant, and a man dedicated to his family, country and state.

    Whereas, The Honorable Carl C. Thomas was born on May 10, 1934, in Roxboro, Orange County, North Carolina, the son of the late Virgil Carl and Sally Sue Thomas; and

    Whereas, Carl C. Thomas was a United States Army veteran and a graduate of American University; and

    Whereas, Carl C. Thomas was a retired Captain with the United States Park Police having served in Washington, D. C., Hawaii, San Francisco and Mount Rushmore; and

    Whereas, In 1983, Carl moved to Short Gap, West Virginia, where he helped set up the Mineral County E-911 system. He particularly enjoyed driving dispatchers around the county so that they would have an idea of where they would be sending help. This experience was helpful to Carl in his future endeavors; and

    Whereas, Prior to his election to the House of Delegates in 1994, the Honorable Carl C. Thomas was the Sheriff of Mineral County and following his decision not to seek reelection to the House in 1998, he ran for and was elected Mineral County Clerk; and

    Whereas, Carl C. Thomas was a member of numerous organizations including the Keyser American Legion, Ridgeley VFW, Frankfort District Historical Society, Davis Lodge #51, Keyser, NARF-National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Lions Club, Fraternal Order of Police, and was a life member of the D.C. Police Association and a member of the West Virginia Sheriff’s Association. He was also a past member of the Short Gap Volunteer Fire Department and the Mineral County Republican Executive Committee; and

    Whereas, The Honorable Carl C. Thomas was called to his heavenly home and place of rest on June 14, 2012; and

     Whereas, Carl C. Thomas is survived by his wife of 53 years, Loretta Thomas, and his daughter, Karen S. Thomas, son, Michael C. Thomas, and two granddaughters, Kaitlynn A. and Kristyn A. Thomas; therefore, be it

    Resolved by the House of Delegates:

    That the House of Delegates hereby commemorates the life of the Honorable Carl C. Thomas, public servant, veteran, and a man dedicated to his family, state, and country; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the House of Delegates hereby extends its sincere sympathy at the passing of the Honorable Carl C. Thomas; 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 Carl C. Thomas.

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