LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – February 14, 1974, is the day late retired La Follette Fire Chief Wayne Gregg began his 36 year career with the City of La Follette. Gregg passed away Monday morning at a Knoxville hospital and received a fire and police escort back home later in the day.
“We’re going to meet him at the interstate and escort him back home,” said LFD Chief Jimmy Pack. Around 1pm Monday, units led the way from Caryville to La Follette as traffic stopped or moved over allowing the procession room to quickly keep on moving.
Gregg was promoted to captain from firefighter on October 18, 1980. From there, he was promoted to assistant fire chief in April 1985 and soon became chief later than year in August serving until January 3, 2001.
The veteran firefighter retired as chief and became the City’s Code Enforcement Officer and Fire Marshall. Gregg officially retired on May 17, 2010.
Arrangements for Chief Gregg will soon be announced by Walters Funeral Home. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 02/01/2022-PHOTOS COURTESY OF WLAF’S CHARLIE HUTSON)