HJ893: Celebrating the life of Carroll Ray Hawkes.


HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 893
Celebrating the life of Carroll Ray Hawkes.

 

Agreed to by the House of Delegates, February 10, 2017
Agreed to by the Senate, February 16, 2017

 

WHEREAS, Carroll Ray Hawkes, a longtime resident of Colonial Heights who served and safeguarded the community as an emergency medical services provider, died on July 23, 2016; and

WHEREAS, Carroll Hawkes was raised in Nottoway County and graduated from Blackstone High School in 1951; and

WHEREAS, Carroll Hawkes was employed by the E. Alvin Small Funeral Home and was an electrician for E. I. DuPont and the Petersburg Wastewater for Treatment Plant/South Central Waste Water Authority, where he worked for 23 years; and

WHEREAS, Carroll Hawkes volunteered as an active member of the Southside Virginia Emergency Crew in Petersburg for more than 55 years, serving in numerous capacities and receiving life membership in the crew in October 1982; and

WHEREAS, Carroll Hawkes became active in the Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads (VAVRS), serving as the Board of Governor’s representative and alternate for his crew from 1973 until the time of his passing; and

WHEREAS, Carroll Hawkes held multiple offices in the VAVRS, including District III vice president and state secretary, vice president, and president; he also served on numerous committees, including the establishment of the “To The Rescue Museum” in Roanoke City and the Hall of Fame; and

WHEREAS, Carroll Hawkes served as a member of the Colonial Heights Transportation Safety Commission, and in 1984 he was appointed by Governor Charles S. Robb to the Governor’s EMS Advisory Board representing the Old Dominion EMS Regional Council for five years, serving as vice chair for two years; and

WHEREAS, Carroll Hawkes was elected to life membership of the VAVRS in 1983 and to the Virginia Life Saving and Rescue Hall of Fame in 2005; and

WHEREAS, for his long-standing service to his community and his leadership in the EMS community, Carroll Hawkes set high standards for those following him setting an example for his family, friends, fellow citizens, and EMS peers to follow; and

WHEREAS, Caroll Hawkes will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by his wife of 57 years, Elsie; his daughter, Barbara; three grandchildren, Victoria, William, Thomas; great-grandson, Grayson; and numerous other family members, friends, and colleagues; 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 Carroll Ray Hawkes, a consummate volunteer who dedicated a lifetime of service to the citizens of Central Virginia; 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 Carroll Ray Hawkes as an expression of the General Assembly’s respect for his memory.

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 893

Offered February 7, 2017
Celebrating the life of Carroll Ray Hawkes.
Patrons-- Cox, Ingram and Ware

WHEREAS, Carroll Ray Hawkes, a longtime resident of Colonial Heights who served and safeguarded the community as an emergency medical services provider, died on July 23, 2016; and

WHEREAS, Carroll Hawkes was raised in Nottoway County and graduated from Blackstone High School in 1951; and

WHEREAS, Carroll Hawkes was employed by the Alvin Small Funeral Home and was an electrician for E. I. Dupont and the Petersburg Wastewater for Treatment Plant/South Central Waste Water Authority, where he worked for 23 years; and

WHEREAS, Carroll Hawkes volunteered as an active member of the Southside Virginia Emergency Crew in Petersburg for more than 55 years, serving in numerous capacities and receiving life membership in the crew in October 1982; and

WHEREAS, Carroll Hawkes became active in the Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads (VAVRS), serving as the Board of Governor’s representative and alternate for his crew from 1973 until the time of his passing; and

WHEREAS, Carroll Hawkes held multiple offices in the VAVRS, including District III vice president and state secretary, vice president, and president; he also served on numerous committees, including the establishment of the “To The Rescue Museum” in Roanoke City and the Hall of Fame; and

WHEREAS, Carroll Hawkes served as a member of the Colonial Heights Transportation Safety Commission, and in 1984 he was appointed by Governor Robb to the Governor’s EMS Advisory Board representing the Old Dominion EMS Regional Council for 5 years, serving as vice chair for two years; and

WHEREAS, Carroll Hawkes was elected to life membership of the VAVRS in 1983 and to the Virginia Life Saving and Rescue Hall of Fame in 2005; and

WHEREAS, for his long standing service to his community and his leadership in the EMS community, Carroll Hawkes set high standards for those following him setting an example for his family, friends, fellow citizens, and EMS peers to follow; and

WHEREAS, Caroll Hawkes will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by his wife of 57 years, Elsie; his daughter, Barbara; three grandchildren, Victoria, William, Thomas; great-grandson, Grayson; and numerous other family members, friends, and colleagues; 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 Carroll Ray Hawkes, a consummate volunteer who dedicated a lifetime of service to the citizens of Central Virginia; 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 Carroll Ray Hawkes as an expression of the General Assembly’s respect for his memory.