Virgil Hamlin Goode Sr.

Virgil Hamlin Goode Sr.

Birth
Franklin County, Virginia, USA
Death 24 Nov 1975 (aged 73)
Franklin County, Virginia, USA
Burial Ferrum, Franklin County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 17905592 · View Source
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Son of Benjamin Meshach Goode & Fannie Mildred Ross.
Husband of Alcie Besecker.

Virgil served in the Virginia State legislature and was Franklin County, Virginia's Commonwealth's Attorney for many years. He also enlisted in US Army 20 Jul 1942.

Virgil H Goode Sr. was a charismatic Common-wealth's Attorney in Franklin County who sometimes sported a coonskin cap. In the rural county of Franklin, which has long been home to fiercely independent bootleggers, Goode Sr. had a reputation for cutting across the grain, even sometimes opposing the Democratic machine of State Senator Harry Flood Byrd. As evidence of his popularity, a municipal building and stretch of highway in Franklin County are named after Virgil H Goode, Sr.

Father of Virgil H. Goode, Jr, US Congressman from Virginia 5th district U S House of Rep.

In many ways, the younger V. H. Goode. Jr has followed in his father's footsteps. In both Richmond and Washington he developed a reputation as a man of the people. His office in Rocky Mount, VA is rickety and his car has 270,000 miles on it.



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  • Created by: Robert Libby
  • Added: 12 Feb 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 17905592
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Virgil Hamlin Goode Sr. (31 Jul 1902–24 Nov 1975), Find a Grave Memorial no. 17905592, citing Mill Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Ferrum, Franklin County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Robert Libby (contributor 46597154) .