A memorial service is scheduled this morning for a fallen Houston firefighter.
Friends and colleagues across the Houston Fire Department are still coming to grips that 46-year-old Daniel Groover is gone, having collapsed while fighting a house fire in Kingwood this week.
“He was just a solid guy, very dependable, low key, he wasn't loud or boisterous or anything,” says retired Captain Ronnie Koonce who worked with Grover while he was a paramedic at Station 92.
“He would do anything that was asked of him and he would go above and beyond,” Koonce tells KTRH News. “He was just a solid stand up guy.”
Today's 10 am service will be held at The Fellowship of the The Woodlands Church, with a procession beginning at 9.
A private burial is planned Monday.
Meanwhile, the 100 Club is accepting donations to assist Groover's wife and three grown children. The group already has given the family $20,000 for any immediate financial needs.”
“The community needs to just rally around his family, let's get his family through this,” says Koonce. “Its going to be difficult for a long time for them, so we need to keep them in the forefront.”