The Honorable Marshall Ecker, chairman of the Pittsylvania Board of Supervisors, passed away Thursday afternoon from a possible heart attack.
First responders say they were called to the 7000 block of Deer View Road in Gretna around 3 p.m. Thursday.
When they arrived, they say they found Ecker in the back yard. According to family members, he was working on an outdoor project on their farm.
Ecker was 68 years old.