Monday, May 12, 2008
George E. Honts, III Courtroom
The Botetourt County Circuit Courtroom in 2004 was given the name of the George E. Honts, III Courtroom.
The Board of Supervisors approved the designation in honor of the popular judge after Honts died in March of that year. Prior to his death, he had announced his retirement after being diagnosed with an aneurysm.
The judge served Botetourt and Rockbridge Counties for nearly 21 years.
In a resolution, the supervisors said the judge presided over the court “with extraordinary distinction, grace, wisdom, good judgment, good humor, and humility.”
The resolution went on to say that Honts established within the court system a “tradition of gentility, courtesy, and evenhanded respect for all citizens” by his example and good character.
*A version of this story was originally published in The Fincastle Herald in 2004.*