S751: Honor David Hoyle, Former Member. Latest Version

Session: 2023 - 2024

Passed 1st Reading



S                                                                                                                                           Simple




Adopted 6/28/23



Senators Overcash and Berger (Primary Sponsors).

Referred to:

Calendar 6/28/2023

June 14, 2023

A SENATE RESOLUTION honoring the life and memory of david william hoyle, sr., former member of the general assembly.

Whereas, David William Hoyle, Sr., was born on February 4, 1939, in Gaston County to William Atkin Hoyle and Ethel Brown Hoyle; and

Whereas, David Hoyle graduated from Dallas High School in 1957, attended The Citadel for one year, and then received a BA in Business Administration from Lenoir‑Rhyne College (now Lenoir‑Rhyne University) in 1960; and

Whereas, David Hoyle, at the age of 28, was the youngest person ever elected as Mayor of the Town of Dallas. He was appointed to the North Carolina Board of Transportation by Governor James B. Hunt, Jr., and served as a member from 1977 to 1984; and

Whereas, David Hoyle was elected to the North Carolina Senate in 1992, where he served with honor and distinction for nine terms, ending in 2010. During his tenure in the General Assembly, Senator Hoyle served as a member of numerous committees. Senator Hoyle served as the Co‑Chairman of the Finance Committee, the Chairman of the Committee on Rules and Operations of the Senate, and the Vice‑Chairman of the Commerce Committee; and

Whereas, after retiring from the General Assembly, David Hoyle was appointed by Governor Beverly Purdue as the Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Revenue, where he served from 2010 to 2013; and

Whereas, in addition to being a proud and dedicated public servant, David Hoyle was also a real estate investor who served on numerous boards of textile, banking, and construction interests, including the Board of Citizens South Bank‑Gastonia; Chair of the Board of Lenoir‑Rhyne University; Chair of the Board of Gaston Memorial Hospital (now CaroMont Health); and as a member of the Heart Society, Chamber of Commerce, and Schiele Museum; and

Whereas, David Hoyle was an active member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, where he chaired the Church Council and taught Sunday school; and

Whereas, David Hoyle passed away on March 29, 2023, at the age of 84; and

Whereas, David Hoyle is survived by his wife, Linda Summey Hoyle; children, Lonnia Beam and David Dave W. Hoyle, Jr.; grandchildren, Matthew Hoyle Beam, David William Will Hoyle, III, and Michael Blair Hoyle; and great‑grandchildren, Clara Elisabeth Beam, Samuel Ryan Beam, Henry William Beam, and Adalynn Rose Hoyle; and

Whereas, David Hoyle spent the majority of his adult life serving the people of the Great State of North Carolina. His work was not always known to the public but was often accomplished after many hours of study and diligence alongside his Senate colleagues in an effort to better the lives of the people he was elected to serve; Now, therefore,

Be it resolved by the Senate:

SECTION 1.  The Senate honors the memory of David William Hoyle, Sr., former member of the Senate, and expresses the appreciation of this State, and its citizens, for his service.

SECTION 2.  The Senate extends its sympathy to the family of David William Hoyle, Sr., for the loss of their beloved family member.

SECTION 3.  The Principal Clerk shall transmit a copy of this resolution to the family of David William Hoyle, Sr.

SECTION 4.  This resolution is effective upon adoption.