When David Allen Insley Jr. died Sunday, the world lost an admirable man, those who loved him said this week, for his good-heartedness, his commitment and humility.
“I always wanted to be just like my father. Even now, I’m still trying. I don’t know if I’ll ever make it, but I try every day of my life,” his son, Ian David Insley, said this week.
“He stretched himself beyond thin to make sure my brother Shane and I had everything we needed and wanted. I think the biggest thing I learned from my father is — and it was never necessarily something that was spoken – is that he gave 110 percent of himself and he never expected or wanted anything from anybody. That’s the biggest thing. The fire and EMS world are pretty dangerous. There’s a certain amount of excitement and energy that go into those things. He was never in it for flashing lights and loud sirens. He was in it for the people,” his son said.