HR220: Celebrating the life of William Trenholm Hopkins III.


HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 220
Celebrating the life of William Trenholm Hopkins III.

 

Agreed to by the House of Delegates, January 30, 2015

 

WHEREAS, William Trenholm Hopkins III, of Franklin, a dedicated municipal employee whose unflappable temperament and ability to work with people were appreciated by friends and coworkers alike, an outdoors enthusiast, and a devoted husband and father, died on January 4, 2015; and

WHEREAS, William “Bill” Trenholm Hopkins had been director of planning, engineering, and public works for the Town of Smithfield for almost two decades and often was sought out by town officials and residents for advice and guidance; and

WHEREAS, a graduate of Southampton Academy and Ferrum College and a member of High Street United Methodist Church, Bill Hopkins was involved in many organizations; he was a member of the Hunterdale Ruritan Club and served on the Board of Trustees of Southampton Academy; and

WHEREAS, friends and colleagues recall with great fondness Bill Hopkins’ love of life; he found pleasure and companionship in many activities, including golf, hunting, and cooking delicious meals for family and friends; and

WHEREAS, Bill Hopkins had a compassionate spirit, was kind to everyone he met, and enjoyed the many different tasks he faced each day in his work for the Town of Smithfield; he liked people and had a gift for diffusing tense situations; and

WHEREAS, Bill Hopkins will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by his wife, Lou Anne; his daughter, Rachael; and many other family members, friends, and colleagues; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the House of Delegates hereby note with great sadness the loss of William Trenholm Hopkins III, a dedicated municipal employee whose unflappable temperament and ability to work with people were appreciated by friends and coworkers alike, an outdoors enthusiast, and a devoted husband and father; 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 Trenholm Hopkins III as an expression of the House of Delegates’ respect for his memory.

HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 220

Offered January 28, 2015
Celebrating the life of William Trenholm Hopkins III.
Patron-- Morris

WHEREAS, William Trenholm Hopkins III, of Franklin, a dedicated municipal employee whose unflappable temperament and ability to work with people were appreciated by friends and coworkers alike, an outdoors enthusiast, and a devoted husband and father, died on January 4, 2015; and

WHEREAS, William “Bill” Hopkins had been director of planning, engineering, and public works for the town of Smithfield for almost two decades and often was sought out by town officials and residents for advice and guidance; and

WHEREAS, a graduate of Southampton Academy and Ferrum College and a member of High Street United Methodist Church, Bill Hopkins was involved in many organizations; he was a member of the Hunterdale Ruritan Club and served on the Board of Trustees of Southampton Academy; and

WHEREAS, friends and colleagues recall with great fondness Bill Hopkins’ love of life; he found pleasure and companionship in many activities, including golf, hunting, and cooking delicious meals for family and friends; and

WHEREAS, Bill Hopkins had a compassionate spirit, was kind to everyone he met, and enjoyed the many different tasks he faced each day in his work for the town of Smithfield; he liked people and had a gift for diffusing tense situations; and

WHEREAS, Bill Hopkins will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by his wife, Lou Anne; his daughter, Rachael; and many other family members, friends, and colleagues; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the House of Delegates hereby note with great sadness the loss of William Trenholm Hopkins III, a dedicated municipal employee whose unflappable temperament and ability to work with people were appreciated by friends and coworkers alike, an outdoors enthusiast, and a devoted husband and father; 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 Trenholm Hopkins III as an expression of the House of Delegates’ respect for his memory.