Bill Text: VA SJR101 | 2018 | Regular Session | Enrolled

Bill Title: Celebrating the life of Joseph Henry Wood, Sr.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Passed) 2018-02-16 - Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ101ER) [SJR101 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2018-SJR101-Enrolled.html

Celebrating the life of Joseph Henry Wood, Sr.

Agreed to by the Senate, February 8, 2018
Agreed to by the House of Delegates, February 16, 2018

WHEREAS, Joseph Henry Wood, Sr., a beloved father and husband, respected veteran, and enthusiastic supporter of the Clifton Forge community, died on August 18, 2017; and

WHEREAS, a native of the scenic Alleghany Highlands, Joseph "Joe" Wood attended Clifton Forge High School and Hampden-Sydney College; and

WHEREAS, a veteran of the United States Army, Joe Wood served with Special Forces Intelligence in Panama as a young man before returning to Clifton Forge and teaching Spanish at Clifton Forge High School; and

WHEREAS, Joe Wood later served as president of Wood Chevrolet, his family business, and then worked as an insurance agent until his retirement; and

WHEREAS, a lifelong booster of his hometown of Clifton Forge, Joe Wood helped strengthen the community as a member of the Clifton Forge City Council; he was a member and leader of many civic and service organizations, including Kiwanis and the Jaycees, and enjoyed fellowship and worship at Clifton Forge Presbyterian Church; and

WHEREAS, Joe Wood was a proud supporter of the Hampden-Sydney College Alumni Association and noted shortly before his death that he had never missed an alumni weekend; he was also an active member of the Clifton Forge High School Alumni and helped run its annual golf tournament; and

WHEREAS, devoted to his family, Joe Wood loved backyard cookouts after rounds of golf with his sons; and

WHEREAS, preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Katherine, and his brother Tom, Joe Wood will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by his children, Joseph, Jr., George, David, and Susan; seven grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and many other family members, friends, and colleagues; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the Senate, the House of Delegates concurring, That the General Assembly hereby note with great sadness the loss of Joseph Henry Wood, Sr., a dedicated member of the Clifton Forge community; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the Senate prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of Joseph Henry Wood, Sr., as an expression of the General Assembly's respect for his memory.