March 24, 2023

In-Patient Notices of Illnesses & Injury

Hospital Information for Captain Tim Sullivan
Assignment: EMS Captain
Illness/Injury: Complications from Cardiac Issues
Admission date: March 22, 2023
Room 724
Visitors: No (but texts are ok)
Hospital: Clements, UT Southwestern, 6201 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas
3/22/23: Please keep Capt. Sullivan in your thoughts and prayers as he is being treated and evaluated for cardiac issues. (em)

Hospital Information for Retired Captain Hensley Coy Wilson
Service dates: Hired by DFD 2-1-1963 and Retired in 1997
Illness: Heart Bypass Surgery today, 2-22-2023
Hospital: Trinity Mother Frances Louis and Peaches Heart Hospital, Tyler Texas
Visitors: Not at this time.
Comments: Please keep Captain Wilson and his family in your thoughts and prayers. He is the father of Kelly Wilson, 40C.
2/22/2023: Kelly reports that his dads surgery went well. Thanks for the prayers.
2/27/2023: Just an update. Dad is doing great. His appetite is back and he is in good spirits. Looking to go to a cardiac rehab center later this week. Thank you for your prayers.

Hospital Information for Harold Minter
Member name: Harold Minter, Medal of Valor Winner
Illness/Injury: Intensive care
Service dates: Hired by DFD January 16, 1956 and Retired in 1981
Hospital: U.T. Southwestern Clements Hospital
6201 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX 75390
Room: Intensive care, 819
Visitors: Yes
Comments: 3/3/2023–Terry May said he visited Harold and said that he was in Room 819. (Changed above)(rgf)

UPDATE — Visitation Information for Luther Jefferson “Sparky” Smith
I received a message from Candy Smith, Sparky’s sister:
“Luther Jefferson “Sparky” Smith is in New Haven Memory Care in Wylie. He is very isolated and would love some visitors from time to time. He will be confused about things that are current but his days in the Fire Dept. are vivid and his favorite subject to reminisce. Sparky’s wife, Rosemary, passed away in June of 2021.”
I checked with New Haven and they welcome visitors at any time. If you are ever in the area, drop by and visit with him for a bit. I have included the phone number of New Haven below for information but the only way to talk to Sparky is to visit in person. (rgf)
New Haven Assisted Living and Memory Care
800 West Brown Street,
Wylie, Texas 75098
Phone 469-415-1481