HJ781: Celebrating the life of Roger Lee Cook.


HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 781
Celebrating the life of Roger Lee Cook.

 

Agreed to by the House of Delegates, February 1, 2013
Agreed to by the Senate, February 7, 2013

 

WHEREAS, Roger Lee Cook, a devoted educator, outstanding softball coach, and lifetime resident of Pittsylvania County and the City of Danville, died on January 20, 2013; and

WHEREAS, born in the City of Danville in 1946, Roger Cook went on to graduate from Virginia Tech with a bachelor’s degree; and

WHEREAS, Roger Cook joined Pittsylvania County Schools and enjoyed a 37-year career as a teacher at Tunstall High School in Dry Fork; and

WHEREAS, Roger Cook built the Tunstall High School girls’ softball program from the ground up and worked tirelessly to ensure that the team achieved success; and

WHEREAS, over his 26-year career as head coach of the girls’ softball team, Roger Cook earned the respect of the students, parents, and staff of Tunstall High School with his exceptional leadership; and

WHEREAS, with 19 district championships, six regional championships, and three state runner-up titles, Roger Cook was recognized as district, regional, and state coach of the year; and

WHEREAS, when he retired in 2009, Roger Cook had amassed 488 wins throughout his career, the most wins by any Tunstall High School coach and the second most by a softball coach in the Commonwealth; and

WHEREAS, Roger Cook enjoyed faith and fellowship with the community at Third Avenue Congregational Christian Church and Shermont Baptist Church; and

WHEREAS, known as an honest, loyal, and hardworking man, Roger Cook touched many lives as a coach, teacher, and friend; and

WHEREAS, Roger Cook is survived and lovingly remembered by his wife, Wendy; children, Brian, Stephen, Bryant, and Shannon, and their families; and many other family members and friends; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby note with great sadness the loss of Roger Lee Cook, a loyal educator, acclaimed softball coach, and active member of the Pittsylvania County and Danville communities; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of Roger Lee Cook as an expression of the General Assembly’s respect for his memory.

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 781

Offered January 29, 2013
Celebrating the life of Roger Lee Cook.
Patron-- Merricks

WHEREAS, Roger Lee Cook, a devoted educator, outstanding softball coach, and lifetime resident of Pittsylvania County and the City of Danville, died on January 20, 2013; and

WHEREAS, born in the City of Danville in 1946, Roger Cook went on to graduate from Virginia Tech with a bachelor’s degree; and

WHEREAS, Roger Cook joined Pittsylvania County Schools and enjoyed a 37-year career as a teacher at Tunstall High School in Dry Fork; and

WHEREAS, Roger Cook built the Tunstall High School girls’ softball program from the ground up and worked tirelessly to ensure that the team achieved success; and

WHEREAS, over his 26-year career as head coach of the girls’ softball team, Roger Cook earned the respect of the students, parents, and staff of Tunstall High School with his exceptional leadership; and

WHEREAS, with 19 district championships, six regional championships, and three state runner-up titles, Roger Cook was recognized as district, regional, and state coach of the year; and

WHEREAS, when he retired in 2009, Roger Cook had amassed 488 wins throughout his career, the most wins by any Tunstall High School coach and the second most by a softball coach in the Commonwealth; and

WHEREAS, Roger Cook enjoyed faith and fellowship with the community at Third Avenue Congregational Christian Church and Shermont Baptist Church; and

WHEREAS, known as an honest, loyal, and hardworking man, Roger Cook touched many lives as a coach, teacher, and friend; and

WHEREAS, Roger Cook is survived and lovingly remembered by his wife, Wendy; children, Brian, Stephen, Bryant, and Shannon, and their families; and many other family members and friends; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby note with great sadness the loss of Roger Lee Cook, a loyal educator, acclaimed softball coach, and active member of the Pittsylvania County and Danville communities; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of Roger Lee Cook as an expression of the General Assembly’s respect for his memory.