LAKE JACKSON, Texas - He left behind quite the legacy. That's what the family of Captain Dene Barber says they're remembering this Christmas.
The Brazoria County firefighter died of a heart attack last week while fighting an apartment fire.
Barber's wife called her husband a loving public servant.
“He was the best husband, the best father, the best provider. Anything that he did, he gave 150 percent to," Cindy Barber said.
That included her husband's 7 years as a volunteer fireman.
“The tone went out, and he told us, 'Love ya'll guys, but I gotta go,'” Cindy Barber said, adding her husband was a true volunteer and didn't make a dime from his public service.
The Barber family has found comfort in the memories Dene Barber left behind, adding the messages from people he assisted in the community have helped.