Laron Eugene Holcomb died from cardiovascular causes shortly after responding to a vehicle accident.
Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, he graduated from Soddy Daisy High School in 1967 and joined the U.S. Air Force. A gifted musician, he began his professional music career playing Texas swing while he was stationed at Brooks Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
He returned to Soddy Daisy, Tennessee, and continued playing music in local venues. An ordained evangelist, he loved playing and singing gospel music for the glory of God.
Laron was a retired police officer who continued to serve his community as a volunteer police officer and firefighter. He began his service to others at a young age, through the Soddy Daisy Civil Air Patrol and Rescue Squad, and continued to extend a hand to those in need throughout his life. At the time of his death, he was serving as captain and chaplain for the Ellsworth Volunteer Fire Police. He was a father figure to the younger members of the department.
Laron enjoyed fast cars, motorcycles, boats, and guns. He loved God, family, music, and his country.
His loving wife of three years, Laura Wagner Holcomb, sadly died the month after he did. He was also survived by two daughters and four siblings.
Friends and fellow firefighters remembered him as dedicated and tireless in his service to others, someone who would drop everything to come help you.