Former fire chief, mayor dies


Paul Painter, a former mayor of Everman who served two stints as fire chief of the North Hood County Volunteer Fire Department, died at his home in Granbury Wednesday morning.

He was 78.

Painter, who recently had been serving as treasurer of the North Hood VFD and was still a firefighter and engineer as he had been for many years, learned only recently that he had leukemia, according to Hood County Fire Marshal Brian Fine.


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