Happy Birthday to the Smithville Volunteer Fire Department!
The department officially turned 80 years old on Saturday, February 3 and current officers and members of the department will soon have a special observance to mark the milestone.
Chief Charlie Parker said the department was founded by the mayor and aldermen in 1938.
“80 years ago on February 3 the city council passed ordinance # 92 to form the Smithville Fire Department. In doing that they appointed Mr. Bethel Thomas as Chief and Freddie Tramel as Assistant Chief. Bob Herndon was the Captain. They appointed 22 businessmen to become the Smithville Fire Department. That’s what it was back then. It was made up of businessmen who wanted to do something to help their neighbors. I think we have come a long way in those 80 years,” added Chief Parker.
Chief Parker said a list has been compiled of persons who have served on the department over the last eight decades (shown below) but there may be others unknown to the current members who need to be included on the list. To add names please contact Chief Parker at 615-597-4141 and leave a message or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also visit www.smithvillefire.com or send a message through the Smithville Fire Department Facebook page.
The names of current and past members are listed in alphabetical order by last names and the year they joined the department
Kevin Adcock-1999 (current member)
Auvil D. Adcock-1953
Becky Atnip-2013 (current member)
D.J. Atnip- ?
Greg Bess-1995 (current member)
W.H. (Dub) Bing-?
Wink Brown- 1998 (current member)
Wallace Caldwell-2004 (current member)
Donnie Cantrell-1980 (current member)
Harold (Soapy) Cantrell-1960
Ray Lee Cantrell-1965
Billy Joe Cripps-1966
Jim John Dearman-1938
James (Bo Bo) Driver?
Hoyte Hale-1985 (current member)
Joseph Hall- 2008
Bill E. Hendrixson-1938
Robert (Bob) Herndon-1938
Ryan Herron-2016 (current member)
James R. Hunt-2005 (current member)
Shawn Jacobs- 2013 (current member)
Bradley Johnson-2014 (current member)
Garrett Johnson-2016 (current member)
Gary Johnson- 2005 (current member)
Kim Johnson- 2016 (current member)
W.J. (Dub) Keith-1967
Cory Killian-2011 (current member)
Glen Lattimore-2008 (current member)
Caleb London-2017 (current member)
W.H. (Moon) Mullinax-1973
Charles Parker-1980 (current member)
Danny Poss-1980 (current member)
John Poss-? (current member)
Dalton Roberts-2014 (current member)
Robin Summers-2016 (current member)
C.J. Tramel-2014 (current member)
Norvel Webb, Jr.-?
Jeff Wright-1986 (current member)
Seth Wright-2016 (current member)
Stephanee Wright-2006 (current member)
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