KENLY, N.C. (WNCN) – A visitation will be held Wednesday for a Johnston County volunteer firefighter who died while responding to a call.
John Davis Jr., 45, was among fire crews that responded to a crash on Princeton-Kenly Road on Saturday.
Davis had chest pains while responding to the call. He was treated on the scene by EMS and was taken to the hospital. He died in the ambulance.
Davis worked as a volunteer firefighter in Kenly since 2003. In addition to his duties at the fire house, he also worked as a police officer.
The department and family tell CBS North Carolina they appreciate the support from the community.
Earlier this week, Davis’ body was escorted down Highway 70 from Raleigh to Kenly.
“The lucky thing is we have some neighboring departments covering our calls so we don’t have to,” said Tim Little, Kenly Assistant Fire Chief. “Gives us a chance to grieve, do things to get ready for preparation of John’s service.”
Davis leaves behind a wife and three children.
Davis’ visitation will be held Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Kenly Fire Department on First Street. The funeral will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Kenly Funeral and Cremations. A burial service will follow at Center Ridge Presbyterian Church on Glendale Road in Kenly.