The funeral procession carrying Wilson’s casket makes its way down Middleburg Street during the June 18 funeral.
Donald Wilson, fire chief emeritus, dies

By Larry Rowell
A man who gave more than 55 years of his life in service to the city and county in the fire service has died.
Donald Wilson died June 15 after an extended illness. He was 77.
Wilson began his career as a firefighter in 1957, becoming chief two years later. He retired in November 2014 when he was given a plaque naming him chief emeritus by then Mayor Steve Sweeney, surrounded by his beloved firefighters.
Sweeney, a lifelong friend and admirer of Wilson, said there was no one city employee like Wilson.