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HR62 189833-1 By Representative Beech RFD: First Read: 16-JAN-18 189833-1:n:01/12/2018:JEC/jec LSA2018-289 MOURNING THE DEATH AND CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF MR. WILLIAM JESSIE WHEAT. WHEREAS, we are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Mr. William Jessie Wheat of Chatom, Alabama, on January 6, 2018, at 84 years of age, and we uplift his inspiring life and legacy with utmost reverence and respect; and WHEREAS, the passing of Mr. William Jessie Wheat leaves a void in the lives of his loving family, many friends, and the entire community, where he was highly regarded; and WHEREAS, Mr. Wheat was born March 30, 1933, to the union of Joe and Viola Burroughs Wheat; he proudly served four years in the United States Navy and provided exceptional service as the town marshal and Chief of Police of Chatom; and WHEREAS, Mr. Wheat was a charter member of the Fraternal Order of Police and became Chief Deputy of the Washington County Sheriff's Department, serving under Henry Clay Locke and Judson Sullivan; for 32 years, he served as the Washington County Sheriff; and WHEREAS, survivors include his beloved and devoted wife of 60 years, Claudia Louise Wheat; children, Greg (Janice) Wheat, Becky (Randy) Waddill, Misty (Mark) Davis; grandchildren, Cristie McKenzie, Erica Adame, Natosha Davidson, Stephanie Davidson, Jessica Sullivan, Bruce Davis, and Justin Davis; and numerous great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; and WHEREAS, Mr. Wheat was a valued member of the community; although his presence is greatly missed, his memory is cherished in the hearts and minds of all those who were fortunate enough to know him; now therefore, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA, That while grieving the death of Mr. William Jessie Wheat, we are extremely grateful for his abundant life, and we offer this resolution in highest tribute to his legacy, as well as in heartfelt sympathy to his family and friends.