Remembering Danny Williams

A former fire chief was remembered in Greenville Saturday for his dedication and love for his family and community.

Firetruck after firetruck, many watched as the vehicles solemnly drove down 5th street in Greenville Saturday afternoon. The last truck carried a former firefighter who they say was one of a kind.

Angela Hawkins said, "He was like family to everybody," and John Teel said he was a "compassionate, kind hearted individual."

Many came out to remember and honor Danny Williams at the Wilkerson funeral home. Williams was head of the Staton House Fire Department for seven years, he was also known for his work in the community.

Williams was killed Wednesday after he was struck by a modified school bus on his motorcycle. This has been a tragic loss for his loved ones.

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A former fire chief is being remembered for his dedication and love for his family and community.

A single flag, flies at half staff in front of Staton House Fire Department in memory of 58-year-old Danny Williams.

He led the department for seven years, after his father retired. Danny Williams was killed, Wednesday, while riding his motorcycle on Highway 903 and Oakley Road in Pitt County.

He was struck by a modified school bus, used for hauling tobacco.

His funeral will be Saturday at 11am at the Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel. His body will be taken by Staton House Fire Truck to Pinewood Memorial Park.

As for the driver that hit Williams, John Barnhill, Troopers say he was charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle.

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State troopers say a motorcyclist died following an accident Wednesday afternoon in Pitt County.

It happened on Highway 903 at Oakley Road around 4:00 p.m.

Highway Patrol identified the motorcyclist as 58-year-old Danny Lee Williams of Greenville.

The Highway Patrol says the motorcycle collided with a modified school bus used for hauling. Troopers say charges are pending against the driver of that vehicle, 36-year-old John Barnhill of Stokes.

Troopers say the motorcycle was headed north on Highway 903 and the modified bus was crossing from Oakley Road. Barnhill told the Highway Patrol that he did not see the cyclist.

The investigation into the accident is still ongoing.


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