HR208: Celebrating the life of Curtis Robert Milteer, Sr.


HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 208
Celebrating the life of Curtis Robert Milteer, Sr.

 

Agreed to by the House of Delegates, March 11, 2022

 

WHEREAS, Curtis Robert Milteer, Sr., a trailblazing public servant and community leader in Suffolk, died on January 31, 2022; and

WHEREAS, Curtis Milteer grew up in Suffolk and graduated from East Suffolk High School in 1950; he continued his education at P.D. Pruden Vocational Technical Center, Tidewater Community College, and Norfolk State University, then earned a doctorate from Norfolk Theological Seminary College; and

WHEREAS, Curtis Milteer served his country during the Korean War, earning a Purple Heart, then worked at the Naval Air Rework Facility in North Carolina; and

WHEREAS, desirous to be of further service, Curtis Milteer ran for and was elected to the Suffolk City Council and served 10 terms from 1980 to 2020, representing the Whaleysville Borough; he was admired for his attention to detail and unwavering dedication to constituent service; and

WHEREAS, Curtis Milteer became the first African American vice mayor in Suffolk history in 1992; he subsequently served as mayor from 2000 to 2002 and again as vice mayor from 2006 to 2010; and

WHEREAS, Curtis Milteer enhanced the quality of life in Suffolk through his work with the Suffolk Planning Commission, the Transportation District Commission of Hampton Roads, and many other local and regional bodies; and

WHEREAS, among many awards and accolades, Curtis Milteer received the 1984 Jessie Rattley Political Action Award and the 2005 First Citizen of Suffolk Award; and

WHEREAS, predeceased by his son, Curtis, Jr., Curtis Milteer will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by his wife of 68 years, Sarah; his children, Anthony, Albert, and Elizabeth, and their families; 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 Curtis Robert Milteer, Sr., a pillar of the Suffolk 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 Curtis Robert Milteer, Sr., as an expression of the House of Delegates’ respect for his memory.

HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 208

Offered March 10, 2022
Celebrating the life of Curtis Robert Milteer, Sr.
Patron-- Brewer

WHEREAS, Curtis Robert Milteer, Sr., a trailblazing public servant and community leader in Suffolk, died on January 31, 2022; and

WHEREAS, Curtis Milteer grew up in Suffolk and graduated from East Suffolk High School in 1950; he continued his education at P.D. Pruden Vocational Technical Center, Tidewater Community College, and Norfolk State University, then earned a doctorate from Norfolk Theological Seminary College; and

WHEREAS, Curtis Milteer served his country during the Korean War, earning a Purple Heart, then worked at the Naval Air Rework Facility in North Carolina; and

WHEREAS, desirous to be of further service, Curtis Milteer ran for and was elected to the Suffolk City Council and served 10 terms from 1980 to 2020, representing the Whaleysville Borough; he was admired for his attention to detail and unwavering dedication to constituent service; and

WHEREAS, Curtis Milteer became the first Black vice mayor in Suffolk history in 1992; he subsequently served as mayor from 2000 to 2002 and again as vice mayor from 2006 to 2010; and

WHEREAS, Curtis Milteer also enhanced the quality of life in Suffolk through his work with the Suffolk Planning Commission, the Transportation District Commission of Hampton Roads, and many other local and regional bodies; and

WHEREAS, among many awards and accolades, Curtis Milteer received the 1984 Jessie Rattley Political Action Award and the 2005 First Citizen of Suffolk Award; and

WHEREAS, predeceased by his son, Curtis, Jr., Curtis Milteer will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by his wife of 68 years, Sarah; his children, Anthony, Albert, and Elizabeth, and their families; 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 Curtis Robert Milteer, Sr., a pillar of the Suffolk 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 Curtis Robert Milteer, Sr., as an expression of the House of Delegates’ respect for his memory.