Smith County Fire Marshal Jim Seaton passes away

Published on Thursday, 3 April 2014 10:42 - Written by


A brave firefighter, a joker and a friend to all he met passed away this morning after a lengthy battle with cancer. 

Smith County Fire Marshal Jim Seaton died this morning, his longtime Assistant Fire Marshal Connie McCoy-Wasson said. 

Seaton has been a well-liked fire marshal for the county for more than a decade and fought for firefighters across the county and state. 

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