TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - The community prepares to say goodbye to a long-time Terre Haute firefighter and historian.
Tom Champion passed away on Saturday.
He was a 30-year veteran of the Terre Haute Fire Department.
Champion was appointed fire captain in 1968.
He retired in 1978.
Champion is most known for restoring Station 9 and turning it into The Fire and Police Museum.
He also served as a curator there.
"He did it all. He didn't know how to do nothing. So, he's my hero," Charles Travelstead, a friend of Tom said.
Visitation will take place on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until the 1:00 p.m. service.
Both are at the Griener Funeral Home, at 2005 North 13th Street in Terre Haute.
Champion will be laid to rest at Highland Lawn Cemetary.
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