Delegate Richard P. “Dickie” Bell issued the following statement today concerning the loss of the Honorable Judge Thomas H. Wood Sr. Judge Wood passed away Friday, January 14, 2011 in the University of Virginia Transitional Care Hospital, Charlottesville.
“I would like to express my deepest sympathy to the family and friends of the Honorable Judge Thomas H. Wood Sr. Judge Wood was a personal friend that I always had the utmost respect and admiration for. He had a long and diverse legal career serving the local community and the Commonwealth of Virginia. Before being appointed as a judge, he served commendably as an attorney for both private citizens and the Commonwealth. His 25 year career serving the 25th Circuit Court was marked by a respect for the rule of law and sound judicial decision making based on a breadth of knowledge and sense of fairness. He will be sadly missed by many in the local community and throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.”
Elected to the House of Delegates in 2009, Delegate Bell represents the 20th District, which includes Highland County, portions of Augusta and Rockingham Counties, and the City of Staunton.