Former Worth Co. EMA director dies at 58
SYLVESTER, Ga. (WALB) - A well-respected and experienced part of the Worth County EMA and fire rescue team has passed away.
Thomas Wade Whittington, 58, died on Friday after a lengthy battle with cancer, according to the Worth County Fire Rescue and EMA.
He first started his work in Worth County as a volunteer firefighter in the late 1990s. He then worked his way to EMA director where he worked for 12 years and 15 years as the fire rescue battalion chief until his retirement.
In January, he received a plaque for his 25 years of service to the county.
Whittington is survived by his wife, Rhonda, son, Matthew, and many family members.
Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, at the Worth County Fire Headquarters, 203 East Willingham Street in Sylvester.
Instead of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the Best Friends Humane Society of Worth County.
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