HR519: Celebrating the life of James Elmo Shires, Jr.


HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 519
Celebrating the life of James Elmo Shires, Jr.

 

Agreed to by the House of Delegates, June 12, 2014

 

WHEREAS, James Elmo Shires, Jr., a proud veteran and the respected former Mayor of the Town of Iron Gate, died on February 24, 2014; and

WHEREAS, a native of Alderson, West Virginia, James Shires attended Berea College in Kentucky and graduated from Marshall University in West Virginia; and

WHEREAS, James Shires joined many of the other young men of his generation in service to his country during World War II as a member of the United States Army; and

WHEREAS, later joining the United States Air Force, James Shires continued to serve the nation during the Korean War and the Vietnam War and retired as a senior master sergeant; and

WHEREAS, after his honorable military career, James Shires served the community as an employee of the United States Post Office in Covington; and

WHEREAS, James Shires was appointed Mayor of the Town of Iron Gate on November 24, 1975, to fulfill an unexpired term; he worked diligently to enhance the town and support its residents, offering his wisdom and leadership until he stepped down in 1977; and

WHEREAS, James Shires enjoyed fellowship and worship with the community as a member of Iron Gate United Methodist Church, where he held various offices; and

WHEREAS, James Shires will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by his wife, Lillie, and numerous other family members and friends; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the House of Delegates hereby note with great sadness the loss of James Elmo Shires, Jr., an admired public servant and proud veteran in the Town of Iron Gate; 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 James Elmo Shires, Jr., as an expression of the House of Delegates’ respect for his memory.

HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 519

Offered April 9, 2014
Celebrating the life of James Elmo Shires, Jr.
Patron-- Austin

WHEREAS, James Elmo Shires, Jr., a proud veteran and the respected former mayor of the Town of Iron Gate, died on February 24, 2014; and

WHEREAS, a native of Alderson, West Virginia, James Shires attended Berea College in Kentucky and graduated from Marshall University in West Virginia; and

WHEREAS, James Shires joined many of the other young men of his generation in service to his country during World War II as a member of the United States Army; and

WHEREAS, later joining the United States Air Force, James Shires continued to serve the nation during the Korean War and the Vietnam War and retired as a senior master sergeant; and

WHEREAS, after his honorable military career, James Shires served the community as an employee of the United States Post Office in Covington; and

WHEREAS, James Shires was appointed mayor of the Town of Iron Gate on November 24, 1975, to fulfill an unexpired term; he worked diligently to enhance the town and support its residents, offering his wisdom and leadership until he stepped down in 1977; and

WHEREAS, James Shires enjoyed fellowship and worship with the community as a member of Iron Gate United Methodist Church, where he held various offices; and

WHEREAS, James Shires will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by his wife, Lillie, and numerous other family members and friends; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the House of Delegates hereby note with great sadness the loss of James Elmo Shires, Jr., an admired public servant and proud veteran in the Town of Iron Gate; 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 James Elmo Shires, Jr., as an expression of the House of Delegates’ respect for his memory.