Marble Falls Fire Rescue Captain and Spicewood Fire Rescue Chief Sam Stacks, 49, died unexpectedly at a Williamson County hospital on Sept. 22. File photo
Pink Out Marble Falls was canceled for 2022 as Highland Lakes first responders continue to grapple with the sudden loss of Sam Stacks, chief of Spicewood Fire Rescue and a captain for Marble Falls Fire Rescue.
Stacks, 49, died unexpectedly at a Williamson County hospital on Sept. 22. A procession of public safety officials ceremoniously escorted his body home Sept. 23 as residents lined U.S. 281 near Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home to pay respects to the veteran firefighter.
Pink Out Marble Falls is an annual celebration organized by Marble Falls Fire Rescue to raise money for cancer-fighting charities. Totally free for all who attend, the event raises money through the sale of T-shirts and sponsorships.
T-shirts purchased for the event will be available to pick up next week at the fire station, 700 Avenue N.
Visitation for Stacks is from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home, 1805 U.S. 281 in Marble Falls. No funeral will be held.
“Sam’s wishes were for his family and friends to celebrate doing the things he enjoyed the most,” reads a statement from Spicewood Fire Rescue, where Assistant Chief Lark Camacho will serve as acting fire chief. “In lieu of flowers, the family ask for you to donate in his honor to Texas LODD Task Force, Racers Emergency Support, or the charity of your choice.”