We are saddened to learn of the recent passing of two former County employees. Both former County Administrator Cecil “Lee” Lintecum and former Clerk of Court Robert “Bob” Crouch Jr., were steadfast public servants whose commitment to honorably serving the people of Henry County will not soon be forgotten.
Lee became acting County Administrator in January 1981 and officially took over the position in March 1981. He resigned on Jan. 27, 1992, and was subsequently honored with a plaque from the Board of Supervisors in dedication to his service on Feb. 24, 1992.
Bob was first elected to his position of Clerk of Court in 1975 before leaving during his second eight-year term to attend law school. After returning to practice law in Martinsville, Bob would be nominated by President Bill Clinton in 1993 to serve as the U.S. attorney for the Western District of Virginia.
The legacies of Lee Lintecum and Bob Crouch will forever remain woven into the fabric of our communities’ tapestry. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of both men. May they find solace in the fact that their loved ones not only led an honorable life but made a profound difference in the lives of those around them as well.