HJ645: Celebrating the life of Bob Colyer, Sr.


HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 645
Offered January 29, 2021
Celebrating the life of Bob Colyer, Sr.
Patrons-- Kilgore; Senator: Pillion

WHEREAS, Bob Colyer, Sr., a respected entrepreneur who made many contributions to the Wise community, died on January 9, 2021; and

WHEREAS, a lifelong resident of Wise, Bob Colyer served his country as a member of the United States Army and graduated from what is now the University of Virginia’s College at Wise (UVA Wise); and

WHEREAS, throughout his life, Bob Colyer owned and operated several businesses, including Colgard Mine Products and Colgard Outdoor Sports; and

WHEREAS, Bob Colyer was an avid supporter of the athletics programs at his alma mater, particularly the football team; he became known as the “morale coach” and touched the lives of countless students through his mentorship; and

WHEREAS, Bob Colyer and his wife, Margie, established the Colyer Family Scholarship at UVA Wise, and he offered his leadership and expertise to a wide range of college boards and committees; and

WHEREAS, in recognition of his legacy of service, Bob Colyer received the 2005 Volunteer of the Year Award from UVA Wise; and

WHEREAS, Bob Colyer will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by his wife, Margie; his sons, Bobby and Rod, and their families; and numerous 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 Bob Colyer, Sr., a business owner and active member of the Wise community; 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 Bob Colyer, Sr., as an expression of the General Assembly’s respect for his memory.