Offered February 2, 2021
Celebrating the life of Lowell Robert Barb.
Patrons-- Obenshain and Hanger; Delegates: Bell, Gilbert, Runion and Wilt

WHEREAS, Lowell Robert Barb, a respected resident of Broadway who served as the commissioner of the revenue for Rockingham County for many years, died on October 30, 2020; and

WHEREAS, a native of Harrisonburg, Lowell Barb graduated from Blue Ridge Community College and pursued a 31-year career as an assessor in several counties throughout the Commonwealth; and

WHEREAS, desirous to be of further service, Lowell Barb ran for and was elected as commissioner of the revenue in 2008 and served the residents of Rockingham County in that capacity for 12 years; and

WHEREAS, a trusted public servant, Lowell Barb served Rockingham County with dedication and integrity; he ran for re-election three times with no opposition and had begun serving his fourth term in 2019; and

WHEREAS, Lowell Barb enjoyed fellowship and worship with the community as a member of Cornerstone Church of Broadway, and he was a sponsor of Cornerstone Christian School, of which his children and grandchildren were students; and

WHEREAS, Lowell Barb's greatest joy in life was his beloved family, and he will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by his wife of 40 years, Victoria; his sons, Jeremy and Joshua, and their families; and numerous other family members and friends; 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 Lowell Robert Barb; and, be it

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