One family, four Macon-Bibb County firefighters, and a lasting legacy of public service

  • Source: WMAZ-TV CBS 13 Macon
  • Published: 11/23/2021 12:00 AM

VIDEO: Sometimes kids follow in their parents' footsteps, like taking over a business, but one family has kept a tradition and brotherhood alive for three generations. If you ever need help, one of the Wilson brothers may just show up at your door. William Edwin Wilson Jr., who goes by Ed, served 35 years with the Macon-Bibb Fire Department, achieving the rank of Lieutenant. He doesn't like to talk much, but old pictures bring out the emotions. Ed spent his childhood days down at the fire department where his dad, William Wilson Sr., served as a district chief. He retired in 1980. William Wilson Sr. and Jr. aren't the only Williams in this fire-fighting family. "We've got William Dustin, William Zebulon, and William Luke. I'm just proud of that name, I don't know," said Ed. Ed's kids also spent their days at the fire department.


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