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Introduced Version - Originating in Committee Senate Concurrent Resolution 83 History

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SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 83(By Senators Fanning, Beach, Klempa, Kirkendoll,

Tucker and K. Facemyer)

[Originating in the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure]

 

Requesting the Division of Highways to name bridge number 24-7/8-0.23 crossing over the Tug River at Hemphill, McDowell County, the “Charles H. ‘Charlie’ Spencer Memorial Bridge”.

    Whereas, Charlie Spencer was born March 15, 1929, the son of the late T. R. and Mable Spencer; and

    Whereas, Charlie Spencer married Betty Jane Hale, with whom he shared the joy of having four children: Teresa, Charles II, Gordon and James; and

    Whereas, Charlie Spencer entered the U. S. Army in 1945 and was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1953; and

    Whereas, Charlie Spencer returned to Welch and worked at Marytown Tipple for W. B. Swope until 1962 when he was employed by U. S. Steel Mining Company at the Gary Cleaning Plant until it closed in 1986; and

    Whereas, Charlie Spencer was a longtime member of the American Legion Post 8, having been there since 1954 and serving in various positions; and

    Whereas, Charlie Spencer was also a member of the Welch Lions Club, where he served as a President and was a past member of the V. F. W. Post 8413; and

    Whereas, It was fitting to honor Charlie Spencer for his service to his community, state and country by naming bridge number 24-7/8.023 crossing over the Tug River at Hemphill, McDowell County, the “Charles Spencer Bridge” in 2008; and

    Whereas, Charlie Spencer passed away peacefully with his wife by his side on February 24, 2012; and

    Whereas, It is fitting to continue to honor Charlie Spencer by renaming bridge number 24-7/8.023 crossing over the Tug River at Hemphill, McDowell County, the “Charles H. ‘Charlie’ Spencer Memorial Bridge; therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

    That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to name bridge number 24-7/8-0.23 crossing over the Tug River at Hemphill, McDowell County, the “Charles H. ‘Charlie’ Spencer 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 “Charles H. ‘Charlie’ Spencer Memorial Bridge”; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the Senate is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the Secretary of the Department of Transportation and the family of Charlie Spencer.

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