A Rutherford County volunteer fire chief who helped revive a struggling local volunteer fire department has lost a brief battle with cancer.
Fosterville-Midland Fire Chief Steve Walker died from complications of liver cancer Saturday.
According to the Daily News Journal, Walker had led the department a number of years.
He was not chief when an audit led to its temporary closure in 2007. The state attorney general had accused the chief at that time of misappropriation of more than $26,000 of the volunteer crew's funds.
Rutherford County Fire Department Chief Larry Farley said Tuesday afternoon that Walker helped turn around the fire department.
About two dozen firefighters served with Walker.
The fire chief is survived by his wife, four children, parents and siblings.
Visitation will be held Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m., and the funeral service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday.
Woodfin Memorial Chapel on Lascassas Pike in Murfreesboro handled the services.
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