Fundraising For Family of Fallen Hickory Tavern Firefighter

Hickory Tavern Firefighter Billy Daniel Whitt died tragically on 29 April 2017, while working at his family owned business.

“The Hickory Tavern Fire Department is saddened to announce the passing of Firefighter Billy Daniel Whitt”, Chief Lance Roper.

Billy was 43 years old and leaves behind a wife (Bettina), a son (Steffan), and two younger daughters (Sabrina and Sylvia).

The Hickory Tavern Fire Department has established a go Fund Me Account to assist with the expenses that the family has incurred during this time. The address for his page is

Billy died out of state, in a tragic accident, and the expenses are quickly mounting and any help is greatly appreciated.

Billy Whitt was an active member of the Hickory Tavern Community. He was a Veteran of the US Army, serving in Kuwait in Operation Desert Storm, as a Tank Commander. Billy was Volunteer Firefighter, a leader of Boy Scout Troop 109 of Hickory Tavern, and a Lieutenant in the Michelin Emergency Team. Billy was honorable, selfless, quiet and caring. His presence will be greatly missed.