University Park Fire Department Battalion Chief Russell “Rusty” Benton Massey dedicated 16 years of service and hard work to the city.
Massey, 45, died on Feb. 11, after a hard battle with kidney cancer.
Along with his dedication to University Park, Massey was deployed to New Orleans in 2005 as part of a search and rescue team following Hurricane Katrina. He was a driving force behind the creation of the UPFD Honor Guard, and Pipe and Drums Band.
A funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Feb. 19 at Park Cities Baptist Church, with a procession to Restland Cemetery to occur immediately following the tribute.
Flowers may be received at Restland Funeral Home.