By Barbara Gartman
TOOL – Tool City Councilman Dennis Jay Candage died at his home suddenly, early Tuesday.
Candage has served on the Tool City Council since May, 2010.
He and his wife, Nancy, were married Nov. 6, 2010. The couple resided in Paradise Bay.
Candage had lived in the area for 40 years, always active in the community.
“He has always worked to give back to his community as long as I have known him,” Tool fire Chief Mike Grant said.
Grant is also a city police officer and said the department received a call at about 2 a.m.
First Responders went to his home and Candage was transported to East Texas Medical Center emergency in Gun Barrel City, where he was pronounced dead at about 3:30 a.m.
“Candage was in the city offices Monday and he seemed fine,” Grant said.
Candage was a member of the Tool Volunteer Fire Department, he served on the Building and Grounds committee at Providence Baptist Church and was caretaker for the Tool Cemetery. Arrangements were not yet made by presstime Tuesday.