A long time member of the local Firefighter and EMT community is being remembered this weekend after his passing on Friday.
Timothy Nelson, age 49 of Deep Gap, passed away Friday afternoon at his home. According to his obituary from Austin & Barnes Funeral Home, “Tim was very active as a Firefighter and EMT, he dedicated his time and efforts to working to help the public and to educate and train other Emergency Services Personnel. He started his career as a junior firefighter at the Brevard Fire Department and worked for the Boone Fire Department, Deep Gap Fire Department, Watauga Medics, Watauga Rescue Squad, Wilkes EMS and the Watauga County Emergency Management Services. “
Below are reactions from agencies that Timothy worked for and impacted. A celebration of life will he held on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at noon at the Boone United Methodist Church.