University Park Battalion Chief Rusty Massey Remembered Friday

University Park Battalion Chief Russell "Rusty" Massey was remembered Friday.

Massey, 45, of Commerce passed away Feb. 11 after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Firefighters from several North Texas fire departments joined a procession from Park Cities Baptist Church to Restland Cemetery Friday.

Massey was a graduate of Terrell High School and attended Trinity Valley Junior College before becoming a career firefighter. His firefighting career started in Athens in 1993, he joined the University Park Fire Department in 1999 and was promoted to battalion chief in 2008.

Massey is survived by his wife, three children and six grandchildren.

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