On July 3rd, 2023, Goochland County Administration was informed that James W. Eads, former District 5 Supervisor, passed away on Thursday, June 22, 2023.
Mr. Eads served on the Goochland County Board of Supervisors for 12 years, from January 2000 to December 2011. Serving as Chair of the Board in 2002 and 2006.
Mr. Eads was born in Glasgow, Virginia and attended Virginia Military Institute, graduating in 1953. He was employed by The Travelers Insurance Company and finished his career with Marsh and McLennan, retiring as a senior vice president.
During his time on the Board, the County built the Goochland High School and Middle School Complex, opened the County Administration Complex, and renovated the Courthouse Complex. Goochland County improved public safety through the hiring of the first group of ten career Firefighter EMS providers for Goochland County Fire-Rescue and Emergency Services. Mr. Eads also helped to usher in the practice of town hall meetings.
In appreciation for Mr. Eads’s service, County Administrator Vic Carpenter ordered the Goochland County flag to remain at half-staff in his honor at all county facilities through sunset on Sunday, July 9, 2023.
His impact will not be forgotten. He always strived to represent the county with dignity and thoughtfulness and will forever be remembered for his relentless passion and dedication to Goochland County. He is survived by his daughter, Susan Boast Eads.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time.