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Gamewell Fire Chief Sam Smith
courtesy of Paige Counts, Caldwell County Public Information Officer

Gamewell Fire Chief Passes Away

The Gamewell Volunteer Fire Department’s Chief, Sam Smith, passed away yesterday (August 4) at Mission Hospital in Asheville. Chief Smith had been a member of Gamewell Fire Department for over 35 years, serving as a firefighter, officer, a member of the board of directors, and fire chief.

Details regarding funeral services have not yet been announced.

The Gamewell Community is in Caldwell County, just west of Lenoir.