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TO REQUEST THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE INTERSECTION OF CHALK STREET AND POULTRY LANE IN RICHLAND COUNTY "DEACON DAVID SHIVER MEMORIAL INTERSECTION" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS AT THIS INTERSECTION CONTAINING THESE WORDS.
Whereas, Deacon David Shiver, Sr., was born in Eastover, South Carolina, on July 16, 1919, to Simon and Darcus Shiver. He attended public school in Eastover but eventually dropped out to help work the family farm; and
Whereas, a man of faith, Deacon Shiver accepted Christ at an early age, becoming a lifelong member of Red Hill Baptist Church. Through the years he served as a trustee, deacon, Sunday school superintendent, lead choir member, and the point person "accountable for getting church business completed"; and
Whereas, an exemplary public servant faithful to God and country, he bravely served during World War II as a member of the United States Army; and
Whereas, while in service, he married Wilhlemina Adams and together they had eight children. Though he had no formal education, Deacon Shiver was a self-taught carpenter and a farmer, tending the land acquired by his parents years before and where today, five of his children still make that land their home. He also was employed by Fort Jackson, retiring after thirty-two years of service; and
Whereas, living in a rural community without local medical care, Deacon Shiver was among the group of dedicated citizens who lobbied for a clinic to serve the surrounding populace. Their efforts resulted in the building of the Eastover Medical Center; and
Whereas, a strong love for community led Deacon Shiver to make sure residents' needs were met. He was known to deliver free produce from his farm to local families, provide transportation to church and various other appointments, was a member of the Webber School PTA, served as a Mason, as the union representative for federal employees, and was a longtime member of the NAACP; and
Whereas, Deacon David Shiver departed his earthly life on July 1, 1983, leaving behind a stalwart legacy of service and love for his family and community. Therefore, it would be fitting and proper to pay tribute to this son of the Palmetto State by having an intersection in Richland County named in his honor. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly request the Department of Transportation name the intersection of Chalk Street and Poultry Lane in Richland County "Deacon David Shiver Memorial Intersection" and erect appropriate markers or signs at this intersection containing these words.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Department of Transportation.
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