UPDATE | Friends, community pay tribute to Raceland firefighter

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RACELAND, Ky. (WSAZ) -- UPDATE 4/17/19 @ 9:35 p.m.
The Raceland community is coming together to remember a firefighter who passed away over the weekend.

Cody Grubb, 29, died suddenly Saturday night.

Grubb spent 15 years with the Raceland Fire Department, working his way up the ranks from junior firefighter to captain.

“He never let anything stop him,” said Raceland Fire Lt. Tyler Bradley. “He persevered with everything.”

Bradley remembers Grubb as always making his brothers in the fire house laugh.

“Cody was a spirit lifter. You couldn't be in a bad mood when Cody was around.”

Wednesday, the community came together hours before Grubb’s visitation to help with funeral expenses. Friend Carl Wellman hosted a spaghetti dinner at his restaurant, Pappy’s Cookin’, to raise money for his friend’s family.

Like many, Wellman says he will remember Grubb for his dedication to protect his community, and overcoming adversities to do it.

“People would always say that he couldn't do something and he always proved them wrong,” said Wellman.

“I would say that people dont even realize that he has the dwarfism,” added Bradley.

Now a community has a whole in their hearts that they will come together to fill, all while remembering a man who dedicated his life to them.

“He'll never be forgotten,” said Bradley. “All the hard work he put in, all the crazy things he used to do, we'll always remember and be telling stories until we see him again.”

A funeral service will be held Thursday at the Raceland Fire Department starting at noon.

UPDATE 4/15/19 @ 5:10 p.m.
Funeral arrangements have been announced for a 15-year veteran of the city of Raceland Fire Department.

Visitation for Capt. Cody Grubb, who passed away Saturday, is set to begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 17 at the Raceland Fire Department at 711 Chinn St.

The funeral is set for 12 p.m. Thursday at the fire department.

Fire apparatus will be able to park in front of the fire department, and the public may park at Raceland-Worthington High School where shuttles will be provided.

The Raceland, Kentucky community is mourning the death of a 15-year veteran with the City of Raceland Fire Department.

Fire Chief Pete Cochran tells WSAZ their Captain, 29-year-old Cody Grubb, unexpectedly passed away of natural causes early Saturday morning.

Grubb served the Raceland and Flatwoods community over his 15 years as a firefighter.

Chief says Grubb began his career as a Junior Firefighter later moving up the ranks to Captain.

The department says they plan to hold both his visitation and funeral inside the Raceland Fire Department and are raising money to help Grubb's family cover funeral expenses. Click here to donate.

The department says times of the visitation and funeral have not been decided as of Saturday evening.

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