Former Henry County Administrator Cecil “Lee” Lintecum, 74, died August 6.
A graduate of Drewry Mason High School, Lintecum became acting County Administrator in January 1981 and officially assumed the role in March.
Lintecum resigned his position in January 1992 and was honored with a plaque from the Board of Supervisors in February of that year in dedication to his service, according to Jim Adams, chairman of the Henry County Board of Supervisors.
Lintecum also served for several years with the West Piedmont Planning District, “and did a bang-up job for them,” recalled attorney Roscoe Reynolds, former Commonwealth’s Attorney for Henry County and former Virginia State Senator. “He was always very concerned about Martinsville and Henry County, trying to do what he could to make our community a better place.”
Lintecum’s legacy “will forever remain woven into the fabric of our communities’ tapestry,” said Adams