Lewisville Fire Chief Tim Tittle has died.
He was 63.
The Lewisville Fire Fighters Association announced on social media Monday morning that Tittle died overnight. Tittle had served in the Lewisville Fire Department for more than 40 years, and had served as fire chief since 2011. In 2013, he was diagnosed with leukemia.
“Chief Tittle was a fighter,” the firefighters association said in its Facebook post. “He aggressively battled cancer and beat it back into remission multiple times. Even during the toughest times, his loyalty and dedication to the department and the City of Lewisville never wavered. He loved being our Fire Chief.”
The city of Lewisville released the following statement about Tittle’s death.
“It is with great sadness that we confirm the passing early this morning of Fire Chief Tim Tittle after a long and courageous fight against cancer. Chief Tittle served the Lewisville Fire Department for more than 40 years and leaves a legacy of unparalleled dedication and integrity. Lewisville has lost a good friend, and the community is a little bit lesser for his absence. Our thoughts are with the Tittle family as they grieve and with the fire services family as they strive daily to carry on the unequaled example of his life.-”
Local and area officials and fire departments have expressed their sympathies to the Tittle family and the Lewisville Fire Department.
“It is with heartfelt sympathy that we at Denton County extend our condolences to the entire Tittle family and City of Lewisville on the passing of Chief Tim Tittle,” said County Judge Andy Eads in a social media post. “Chief Tittle was a devoted firefighter, family man and I am proud to call him a friend. Rest well, Chief.”