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Fallen Brothers» Austin Cheek and Kevin Williams

Austin Cheek

Kevin Williams
Line of Duty Death

     Our condolences to the Cheek family, the Williams family, and the Noonday Volunteer Fire Department of Tyler, Texas. FireFighter Austin Cheek, 19, and Captain Kevin Williams, 42, volunteer firefighters with the Noonday Volunteer Fire Department, died Friday August 3, 2007. Austin and Kevin were operating at an early morning residential structure fire when they were overcome by fire conditions. Two other firefighters were treated for heat exhaustion and smoke inhalation at East Texas Medical Center after entering the structure and rescuing the two trapped firefighters.

     Our brother Austin leaves behind his fiancee T.J. Wilbanks and his mother and stepfather, Tracey and Rick Bales. A visitation will be held for Austin on Monday August 6, 2007 6-8PM at Burks-Walker-Tippit Funeral Home. A funeral service for Austin will be held on Tuesday August 7, 2007 2PM at Green Acres Baptist Church followed by a burial at Cathedral of the Pines.

     Our brother Kevin leaves behind his daughter Amanda, and his son Schyler. A visitation will be held for Kevin on Sunday August 5, 2007 5-7PM at Stewart Family Funeral Home. A funeral will be held for Kevin on Monday August 6, 2007 2PM at Bethel Bible Church followed by a burial in Roselawn Cemetery in Flint.

     A combined memorial service will be held for Austin and Kevin on Monday August 6, 2007 10:30AM at Green Acres Baptist Church. A memorial fund has been established and donations can be made to:

Tragedy Fund for Noonday Firefighters
c/o Noonday Volunteer Fire Department
16619 Highway 155
South Tyler, TX 75703
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