HJ735: Celebrating the life of William Henry Womack, Jr.

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 735

Offered February 2, 2021
Celebrating the life of William Henry Womack, Jr.
Patron-- McQuinn

WHEREAS, William Henry Womack, Jr., an honorable veteran, longtime employee of the Defense Supply Center in Richmond, and beloved member of the Charles City County community, died on December 2, 2020; and

WHEREAS, affectionately known by family and friends as “Wimpy,” William Womack graduated from Petersburg High School in 1975, where he was a standout athlete in football, wrestling, and baseball and earned top honors from the Virginia High School League; and

WHEREAS, William Womack served his country with honor and distinction as a member of the United States Air Force and later earned an associate’s degree from Saint Leo University; and

WHEREAS, after completing his military service and education, William Womack worked tirelessly in support of the country at the Defense Supply Center in Richmond for 34 years, retiring in 2009; and

WHEREAS, an active and engaged member of his community, William Womack volunteered with the organization No Greater Love and served as assistant chief of the Charles City Volunteer Fire Department; and

WHEREAS, William Womack also served his community on the Charles City Parks and Recreation advisory board and the Charles City County fire committee and was a devoted member of the Wayside Gun Club, the Charles City branch of the NAACP, and American Legion Post #61; and

WHEREAS, William Womack fostered the success of young people as assistant football coach for the teams at both Petersburg High School and Charles City County High School; and

WHEREAS, guided throughout his life by his deep and abiding faith, William Womack was baptized at Triumph Baptist Church in Darlington Heights and later enjoyed worship and fellowship with his community at Saint John Baptist Church in Charles City County for many years; and

WHEREAS, William Womack will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by his loving wife of 40 years, Gerri; his sons, Brandon and Brian, 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 William Henry Womack, Jr., a cherished member of the Charles City County community whose unwavering kindness and generosity touched countless lives; 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 William Henry Womack, Jr., as an expression of the General Assembly’s respect for his memory.