David had more than 20 years of firefighting experience. He was only 43 years old when he passed away. He loved being able to help others. He ate, slept, and breathed being a firefighter.
On the morning when he passed away, he had been at Carter’s Valley Station 2 the night before. We had worked a brush fire earlier that day. I went home while he stayed behind at the station getting one of the trucks ready for the funeral of one of the retired members. He got home about 1:00 a.m., took a shower and went to bed, only to wake me at 7:00 and ask for help. My husband didn’t make it. But he had so much love and passion for our members and any fire departments. If he could stop and help anyone he would.
He was the love of my life. He left behind his wife, mother and father, two brothers, his children and grandchildren. He will always be in our hearts forever. We love and miss him every day.