At 1:30 a.m. this morning Charles Womack “Hickey” passed away. He has been a friend for over 50-years. He was a firefighter with Northwest Volunteer Fire Department where he was Chief. He worked for Spring Branch Fire Department, Woodlands Fire Department, Aldine Fire Department, and retired from Conroe Fire Department. During his college years at Sam Houston State was also with the Huntsville Fire Department. He was a member of SPAMFA. Charlie got me into firefighting in 1972 at Northwest Volunteer Fire Department as a Junior fireman, he kept me under his wing for many years at that department. He kept me interested in the fire and EMS service. He also got me interested in restoring old fire trucks, we were working on a 1958 Mack, a 1969 Crown, and a Howe pumper. Charlie was one of the best friends a person could have. He was always there for you, he would bend over backward for you and I don’t think there was ever a person he met that wasn’t then a friend.