Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Battalion Chief Billy Obenchain

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Retired Chief Billy Obenchain. Chief Obenchain retired in 2006, ending a 33 year career in the fire service. He served the citizens of Roanoke City since 1981. He has touched many lives along the way and he will be deeply missed.

Please check Rhetts site for more information on Chief Obenchains career.
Information on arrangements are still being sent to us. As of now Oakeys in Vinton will have the viewing Sunday. The funeral will be held Monday at Vinton Baptist Church on Washington Avenue. I will update the times as soon as we are advised.

Captain Bedwell-9B will be handling the Roanoke Fire-EMS Department participation.
Lieutenant Goodwin-9A will be handling Honor Guard detail. Please contact them if you are able to assist.

Please keep Chief Obenchains family in your thoughts and prayers.


RFD9 said...

Thanks for the memories Billy!

Rest in Peace brother.

Jen said...

I am so sorry for your loss. From everything I've ever heard he was a very popular and likeable person. Best wishes to the RFD Family.