Goree Fire Department was established in 1926 and is still going strong in 2008. That fire truck was bought in 1926. It is a Graham Brothers Truck. Firemen then: N.W. Roberts, Chief, Elbridge Coffman, Asst. Chief, Henry Coffman, Walter Coffman, Morgan Wright, Deaton Greene, Rubey Hammons, Jack West, Nealie Moore, Quince Hall, George Nix, Virgil Peek, Adolph Camp, Robert Couch, Max Maloney, Roy Moore, E.W. Blankenship, Jim Goode, Jot Tynes, Oakly Roberts. (This picture and info was found in the Knox County Museum of Benjamin, Texas)
Firemen now: Jason Blake, Chief, Jimmy Harlan, Grady Weaver, Randy Hibdon, Michael Castorena, JR Shumate, Trey Harlan, Wally Aguilar, Greg Blake
The City of Goree and the Homecoming Committee recognize these men and their dedication to keeping our town safe and sound, then and now. And a big thank you to all the hard work in providing the great start for our homecoming festivities. The firemen's meal was wonderful! Thanks also to those who helped them...Jeanette Blake, Casey Shumate, Cathy Weaver, Carlene Harlan, Dorothy Hibdon and Kobe Ramirez. And, last but not least, there were those who donated desserts, meat and processing....thanks to all!