HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 28
(By Mr. Speaker, Mr. Thompson, and Delegates Burdiss, Long,
Frederick and Browning )
"Commemorating the life of Charles E. "Tate" Lohr, former member of
the House of Delegates from Mercer County."
Whereas, Charles E. "Tate" Lohr was born on April 30, 1916, in
Moundsville, West Virginia, son of the late Charles Wilson Lohr and
Florence Geneva Guthrie Lohr. He received his education in the
public schools and was a graduate of West Virginia University.
Tate Lohr was married on July 19, 1939, to Mary Elizabeth
"Sis" Crumpecker, and they were the parents of two children-Charles
E. II and Mary Elizabeth. His beloved wife preceded him in death,
as did an infant daughter, Patricia Lohr, and a brother, John W.
Tate Lohr is survived by his son, Charles E. "Chuck" Lohr,
Jr., and his wife Brenda of Princeton; his daughter, Molly Lohr
Robinette and her husband Larry of Bramwell; seven grandchildren,
Amy Gaffney, Dr. Ched Lohr, Chelsey Bourgeois, Jason Robinette,
Jamie Robinette, Amanda Hatfield and Caleb Robinette; a
great-grandson, Eric Bourgeois; and a brother, Neil Lohr of
A businessman and coowner of Princeton Pharmacy and Bluewell
Pharmacy in Mercer County, Tate Lohr was an active and good citizen
of Mercer County and of the State of West Virginia, serving nine
and one-half terms in the West Virginia House of Delegates from
1960 thru 1976, including service on the Banking and Insurance,
Education, Finance, Rules, Legislative Rule Making Committees.
Tate Lohr was influential in bringing outdoor recreation
opportunities to the citizens of Mercer County, and today the Tate
Lohr Fish Hatchery and the Tate Lohr Wildlife Management Area in
Mercer County bear his name.
A member of the First United Methodist Church in Princeton, he
was the founder of the M.I.B.C. Sunday School Class, Past Exalted
Ruler of the Princeton Elks Lodge No. 1459, and a member of the
Mercer Anglers Club.
Charles E. "Tate" Lohr was a community leader and public
servant who helped improve the lives of his fellow Mercer County
citizens, and after long and productive years, "Tate" Lohr departed
this earthly life on December 25, 2007, at the age of ninety-one,
and his passing should not go unnoticed by this House; therefore,
Resolved by the House of Delegates:
That regret is hereby expressed by the members of the House of
Delegates at the passing of Charles E. "Tate" Lohr, former member of the House of Delegates from Mercer County; and, be it
That the Clerk of the House of Delegates
forward certified copies of this resolution to the surviving family
members of Charles E. "Tate" Lohr.