South Carolina General Assembly
109th Session, 1991-1992

Bill 1241

Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter

                    Current Status

Introducing Body:               Senate
Bill Number:                    1241
Primary Sponsor:                Wilson
Type of Legislation:            CR
Subject:                        Koon, Mr. Wiley, Sr.
Date Bill Passed both Bodies:   Feb 05, 1992
Computer Document Number:       JIC/6109.HC
Introduced Date:                Feb 04, 1992
Last History Body:              Senate
Last History Date:              Feb 05, 1992
Last History Type:              Received from House
Scope of Legislation:           Statewide
All Sponsors:                   Wilson
Type of Legislation:            Concurrent


 Bill  Body    Date          Action Description              CMN
 ----  ------  ------------  ------------------------------  ---
 1241  Senate  Feb 05, 1992  Received from House
 1241  House   Feb 05, 1992  Introduced, adopted, returned
                             with concurrence
 1241  Senate  Feb 04, 1992  Introduced, adopted, sent to

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Whereas, the members of the General Assembly were saddened to learn of the death on January 29, 1992, of Mr. Wiley Koon, Sr.; and

Whereas, Mr. Koon, born in Richland County, was a Columbia merchant and realtor and was one of the original six organizers of The Independent Merchants Association of South Carolina, which he served as legislative chairman; and

Whereas at twenty-five years of age he was one of the youngest agents for Standard Oil Company; and

Whereas, in 1954, he founded The Wiley J. Koon Realty Firm and was a licensed broker by the South Carolina Real Estate Commission; and

Whereas Mr. Koon was a charter and life member of the Jamil Temple, AAONMS of Columbia, A Sir Knight of Columbia Chapter 5 RAM, Union Council 5R&SM and Columbia Commander 2KT. He was a member of Earlewood Masonic Lodge 371, an honorary member of the Laurens County Shrine Club, a member of American Legion Post 6, and a life sponsor of The Knights Templar Eye Foundation, Inc., as well as a member of the DAV, Woodrow Wilson Chapter, the South Carolina Sheriff's Association, Friends of Richland Memorial Hospital, and Shandon Chapter 139 Order of Eastern Star; and

Mr. Koon was a member of the Republican Party and a charter member of the Republican Presidential Task Force and the National Senatorial and Congressional Committee, and he also served on the Columbia City Zoning and Planning Commission; and

Mr. Koon was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of Earlewood Baptist Church; and

Whereas, it is fitting that the members of the General Assembly pause in their deliberations to note the passing of so distinguished a South Carolinian. Now, therefore,

Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:

That the members of the General Assembly express sympathy to the family and many friends of the late Wiley Koon, Sr.

Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Mrs. Aurelia Jeffcoat Koon.