Windcrest Volunteer Fire Department

Mineral Wells Chief Passes Away


Sunday, December 11, 2011 This was posted on

It is with great sadness that I must pass on that about 3am Monday, December 05, 2011, Steve Perdue passed away.

Chief Perdue has fought pancreatic cancer for several months and could not win the battle. Steve was the Chairman of the TFLAG legislative committee for SFFMA and was very active in the legislative sessions. Steve made numerous trips to Austin on a moments notice to testify, support legislation or meet with our lobbyist. He would often make the 4.5hour drive from Mineral Wells to Austin, testify, have lunch, then drive back the same day.

Steve served as a commissioner on the Commission on Fire Protection, Chairman of TFLAG, Finance Committee member, Member of the TFS Rural Fire Advisory Council, Guest Instructor for 23 Years at Municipal Fire School and Chief of the Mineral Wells VFD. He was very involved in the fire service in his area and was on numerous major fires including the PK Complex in 2011.

We will greatly miss Chief Perdue, his wit, humor, and dedication he brought to the fire service and SFFMA.

Funeral Details are:
Wednesday, December 7, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Whites Funeral Home, 101 NE 4th Avenue, Mineral Wells, Texas

Thursday December 8, 2011

Southside Church of Christ
1401 SE 25th Avenue
Mineral Wells, Texas 76067

All apparatus that is going to be at the service for Chief Purdue needs to be at the Staging area no later than 10am on Thursday. The staging area is at the intersection of Hwy 180 and SE 25th Avenue. There is a Chicken Express on the corner and there is a large parking lot behind it. This is where the apparatus is asked to park. From here, the apparatus will be directed to the church.
If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Lynn Reasoner with Mineral Wells Fire Department at 940-859-1676 or 940-325-3452. If you cannot reach Lynn you may call Jack Hinds, Stephenville Fire Department at 254-592-9344.

The Mineral Wells VFD and Steve's family have requested in lieu of flowers donations can be made to the "Steve Perdue Scholarship Fund". The scholarship will be available to both fire and EMS students.
Donations can be mailed to:

Mineral Wells VFD
Steve Perdue Scholarship Fund
PO Box 444
Mineral Wells, Texas 76067

Windcrest VFD wishes to extend its deepest condolences to Mineral Wells VFD & Chief Perdue's family.