Deputy Fire Marshal Wesson dies

November 14, 2012


Gary Wesson, a part-time deputy fire marshal for the Hood County Fire Marshal’s Office, died Friday at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He was 54.

Friends of Wesson said he had been undergoing medical treatment at that hospital since being admitted on Nov. 2.

Wesson had served as a deputy under Hood County Fire Marshal Brian Fine for more than seven years. He had been a firefighter and paramedic with the North Richland Hills Fire Department for more than 20 years.

“He was a guy that accomplished a lot in his life,” Fire Marshal Brian Fine said. “He had a big heart and made friends wherever he went.”

Jeff Young, another of Fine’s deputy fire marshals, said Wesson always seemed to be positive and in a good mood.

“Gary was one of those guys who had a really big heart,” Young said. “I don’t think I’ve ever seen him have a bad day. He never met a stranger.”

Young said Wesson had also been on the roster of the Indian Harbor Volunteer Fire Department for almost three years – further illustrating his desire to serve the community.

Wesson was born Feb. 28, 1958, in Fort Worth. He was an avid sportsman, loved music and played guitar.

Survivors are brothers Jim and Ken Wesson, along with great-aunt Ann Williams. His fiance, Kathryn Mullins of Granbury, is also employed at the Fire Marshal’s Office.

Wesson’s funeral was held Tuesday at Triple Cross Cowboy Church of Granbury. He was buried at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Fort Worth.

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