July 17, 2020

Manchin Statement On The Death Of Shirley Love

Charleston, WV – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on the death of Shirley Love, state lawmaker, longtime broadcaster, and proud West Virginian.

“Gayle and I send our hearts out to Shirley’s family, especially his wife Audrey, his children Christie and James, and his grandchildren for the loss of a great West Virginian and selfless public servant. For more than five decades, Shirley served as an incredible broadcaster as a sports journalist, the announcer of Saturday Night Wrestling, and the West Virginia Bandstand host. After his broadcasting days were over, Shirley then served the great people of Fayette County in the state legislature for over two decades, fighting tirelessly for his constituents in Charleston. I consider myself lucky to have called Shirley a dear friend and I know I am not alone in my admiration and respect for Shirley and his work. Gayle and I, along with all West Virginians, especially those in Fayette County, will keep Shirley’s family, friends, loved ones, and community in our prayers.”