Lonnie L. Nutt

Lonnie L. Nutt

Lonnie Lee Nutt, 49 years old, was born in Oklahoma on February 29, 1964. He left his wife, Rosa; his daughter, Cassandra; his parents, Charlotte and Ron Nutt; and his sister, Lori.

Lonnie graduated from Edmond Memorial High School. After that, he studied at the University of Central Oklahoma.

Lonnie had his own plumbing business. In 1989, he joined the Air Force. He worked on the rescue vehicle as a firefighter in Florida until 1992.

He joined the Marietta Fire Department on May 16, 1994, and served with the department for almost 20 years. He worked his way up through the ranks and most recently served as a firefighter/engineer. He worked in the department’s investigation team. He had a desire to do inspections and investigations.

Lonnie enjoyed his job. He was aware of its importance. He loved the job so much that he rode in an ambulance on his days off. Lonnie was very good with people and very invested in Marietta. His comrades described him as a man who loved to help, who welcomed everyone with a strong handshake and a big smile, and who was known for his love and devotion to his wife, Rosa, who made him happier than he had ever been before. It was a good relationship. Lonnie spoke often of Rosa on his job and was proud to bring her to the station to meet his new crew.

Lonnie counted on his other family and the brotherhood of his fire department. With devotion and hard work, he would risk his life to keep the community safe. He was very proud of his career.

Lonnie had a winning personality. He hated losing. His passion was motorcross. Lonnie had many plans. One of his big dreams was to buy an RV and travel the U.S.A. when he retired.

On March 7, 2013, Lonnie was assisting the ambulance paramedics with a stretcher when he suddenly collapsed. Despite his coworkers’ attempts to revive him with CPR and ALS for almost one hour, he died while being transported to the hospital.

The Marietta Fire Department was established in 1854, and this was the department’s first line-of-duty death experience.

Lonnie will always be missed and loved. He will be in our hearts forever.