Community gathers to celebrate life of local volunteer firefighter

BLUFF CITY, TN (WJHL)- Saturday afternoon friends and family came together to celebrate the life of Mike Morrell.

Morrell served with the Avoca Volunteer Fire Department for more than 25 years.

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He recently passed away after battling brain cancer.

Morrell’s wife Melissa said she was grateful for all of the support from the community.

“I take it a day at a time its been hard, I miss him, Michael was loved and cared by so many he would have been really proud, and it makes me really proud,” Morrell said.

Just a few hours into the event Saturday, organizers said they had already raised more than $1,000 for Morrell’s family.

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