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Senate Resolution No. 39

(By Senators Chafin, Fanning, Plymale, McCabe, Jenkins, Minard and Unger)


Recognizing the public service of Estil L. "Breezy" Bevins, former Senate Doorkeeper, Sergeant-at-Arms, Mayor and dedicated public servant.

Whereas, Estil L. "Breezy" Bevins was born October 10, 1927, in Sidney, Kentucky, the son of Willie and Sadie Smith Bevins; and
Whereas, Estil L. "Breezy" Bevins was married to his beloved wife Betty Rae Chandler on November 25, 1948. They are the proud parents of three children and the grandparents of six grandchildren; and
Whereas, Estil L. "Breezy" Bevins received his education in the Kentucky public schools and Southern West Virginia Community College; and
Whereas, Estil L. "Breezy" Bevins served his nation with pride and distinction in the United States Army, where he was also a standout basketball player at Fort Meade, Maryland; and
Whereas, After serving in the military, Estil L. "Breezy" Bevins worked as a brakeman/conductor for the N & W Railroad until he retired in 1972; and
Whereas, Estil L. "Breezy" Bevins has served in a myriad of community-related positions, including his service as a member of the Williamson City Council for 12 years and as Mayor of the City of Williamson. He has also participated in a number of civic organizations, including his membership in the Tug Valley Red Cross, where he served as chairman for eight years; a Mason; a Shriner; and a former chairman of the W.I.N. Council; and
Whereas, Estil L. "Breezy" Bevins served as an assistant doorkeeper to the West Virginia Senate during the 61st Legislature. He was elected the Senate Doorkeeper in 1975, 1977 and 1979. He was elected as the Senate Sergeant-at-Arms in 1981 and served until his resignation in 1993. He served as a criminal investigator with the West Virginia Tax Department from 1993 to 1999; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate:
That the Senate hereby recognizes the public service of Estil L. "Breezy" Bevins, former Senate Doorkeeper, Sergeant-at-Arms, Mayor and dedicated public servant; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Senate hereby recognizes Estil L. "Breezy" Bevins for his dedication and commitment to his community; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Senate extends its appreciation to Estil L. "Breezy" Bevins for his service to the Senate of West Virginia as its 47th Doorkeeper and 45th Sergeant-at-Arms; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to Estil L. "Breezy" Bevins.
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