Judge Thomas Keadle Planning To Retire From Bench
After 28 Years
January 30, 2013
Keadle has announced plans to retire after nearly 28
years on the bench.
Keadle is the 26th Judicial Circuit Court Judge for
Upshur and Lewis Counties. He said he's thought about
retirement in the last couple of months. January 1st marks 28 years for
Keadle on the bench.
Judge Keadle is
a 1955 graduate of Alderson High School in Alderson,
West Virginia. In his career in public
service, Keadle served four years in the Marines,
eight years as a State Police trooper and 10 years
as an attorney.
Keadle said serving as a judge
has been interesting, and he's enjoyed it.
Keadle has some idea of what he wants to do
after he retires.
"I want to do some senior status work, its
kinda like being a part time judge in different places here and
there. Probably eventually move back or move over to Romney
that's my wife's hometown, and she wants to move back there, she
came here with me for some 30 years, and now its my turn to
follow her," said Keadle.
"When a bailiff comes into court to
announce a judge he always says "The honorable Thomas H. Keadle
presiding", and he's truly an honorable man. He's the fairest
man I've ever met in my life, and what I think sets him apart
from other judges is that he truly cares about everyone that
comes before him," said Jeannie Hyre, court reporter.
Governor Earl Ray Tomblin will appoint
Congratulations to Judge Tom
Keadle for his service to country and community!