Departments Mourn Loss of Fellow Firefighter
With great sadness, Roanoke County Fire and Rescue Chief Stephen G. Simon and Fort Lewis Volunteer Fire Company Chief Donnie Rickman announce the death of Firefighter Lyndell “Dale” Woods. Firefighter Woods passed away on the morning of Sunday, November 8, 2020.
Firefighter Woods had been a member of the Fort Lewis Volunteer Fire Company since March 9, 1981 – the day after his 21st birthday. Woods was an active member for 35 years until 2016 when he was diagnosed with heart disease that was determined to be as a result of his service as a firefighter. Woods is survived by his wife Jewel and his son Daniel, four step-daughters and eight grandchildren. He is also survived by his parents, Rodney and Maria Woods; Grandmother, Lillian Woods; Aunt, Wanda Waltz; Sister, Monica Potts and his brother, Clifton Woods.
Dale held many certifications at the Fort Lewis Volunteer Fire Company including Firefighter 1-2, Fire Instructor, and Emergency Vehicle Operator – Class 4. Dale also held the rank of Lieutenant, Captain, and Membership Officer over the years. Woods was employed at PMI Lubricants for over two decades.
Chief Rickman and Chief Simon and the Roanoke County Fire and Rescue Department ask that you please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.