Service will be remembered

Published 12:41 pm Tuesday, March 28, 2017

A life of service is something that anyone would be proud to have his or her name associated with.

That was certainly the case for James “Jim” Newman McCloud, a five-decade-plus member of the Rome Volunteer Fire Department who passed away last week at the age of 93.

Not only did he serve his community with the fire department, but he served his country in World War II in the United State Army.

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Even toward the end of his time on earth, he was still actively involved in helping his community at the fire department.

Jim operated in several capacities during his time in the Rome VFD and always showed a willingness to help with fundraising efforts that could not be rivaled, according to George Barnett, the chief of the Rome VFD.

Jim may not be remembered for each and every call he and other volunteer firefighters in his department went on, but his dedication to the Rome community will remain in people’s minds.

We will all be remembered when we pass away, but the ability to have the distinction as someone who gave of themselves for his or her community is something that will live on forever.