Submitted by his Fire Chief
Captain E. Timothy Parsell‚ 39‚ volunteer firefighter of the Collins Volunteer Fire Company No. #1‚ died of a heart attack November 4‚ 2005 while preparing to respond to an EMS call. Active in the department for more then 21 years‚ he held the offices of Vice President‚ Assistant Chief‚ Captain and Training Officer. He was the department ‘Fireman of the Year’ in 2000. A dedicated fireman from the start and a trusted friend to all.
He was an avid sports fan. He enjoyed baseball‚ bowling‚ cards‚ horseshoes and NASCAR (Rusty Wallace) racing. He leaves behind his wife and two stepdaughters. His wife is an active member of the department’s Ladies Auxiliary.
Tim was a guy whom you could count on for anything. He had the ability to quickly solve problems or make anybody laugh no matter the situation. He is deeply missed by his family and friends.