Residents of DeKalb County are still dealing with the unexpected death of the Adamsburg Volunteer Fire Chief. Chef David Evett passed away on Friday evening.
WAAY 31 spoke with people closest to the Chief who shared the impact he has had on the region.
Chief David Evett of the Adamsburg Volunteer Fire Department
Davide was the Adamsburg Volunteer Fire Chief for almost 15 years. Evett loved to serve and protect his community.
One of his closest friends and colleagues, Clay Gorham, said two things were always David’s top priority.
“The most important things to him in his life would be, first and foremost, his family, and secondly being this fire department, it has meant a lot to him throughout his career here, since he arrived. until his death, ”says Gorham.
David’s wife Danielle Evett told WAAY 31 that he is very involved in the lives of his children and the community.
“David would do anything for anyone at any time. He had a love for his community like no other.”
Gorham added that David was a leader. He was always working to improve the fire department so that it could better protect and assist all those in need.
“No matter who it was, he was there to help you and try to serve his community the best he knew how,” Gorham said.
Gorham described David as being completely selfless.
“He was the kind of guy where if you needed anything he would be there for you. If he could, if there was a way for him to help you, he would do his best to help you. I mean, he would give you the shirt off his back if that was the right thing to do, with anybody, I mean his family, his friends, you know, a stranger.
Already, Gorham has said that David is missed by so many people.
His funeral is scheduled for Monday at 2 p.m. at the Wilson Funeral Home in Fort Payne.