UPDATE: Funeral arrangements set for Townsend Fire Captain

TOWNSEND, Tenn. (WVLT) - Friends and family will remember former Townsend Fire Captain Steve Webb Monday night.

The family will receive friends at Smith Mortuary in Maryville from 5 to 6 p.m. A service will follow immediately after.

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The flag at Townsend Volunteer Fire Station 1 sits at half staff, but all around firefighters continue to work.

Tuesday was a solemn day as they mourned their former captain Steve Webb.

Webb served with the department 15 years, serving as captain the last six. He lost his life tragically on Sunday when his lawnmower ran over him.

His former coworkers say the work must continue. In fact, they were called out to a fire just minutes after responding to Webb's accident.

Lieutenant Joseph Sullivan was forced to climb into the driver's seat of engine one, the seat always occupied by Webb.

"This is Stevie's truck. It feels weird to drive it knowing he won't be there to help you with it," said Sullivan.

Chief Don Stallions agree he had a special talent for safely driving the truck up the steep and narrow mountain roads. It was just one of his many talents.

"He had a good sense of humor. He could deliver a humorous line at a time that it was tense and could relax everybody. He also had everyone's back," said Stallions.

"He had a good life and a lot of stories to tell," said Sullivan.

And while they miss his stories, they say he'll never be forgotten.

"They'll be a hole in the department that can't be filled. His shoes can't be filled."


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