Gorum dedicated his life to help others in community

Helped start Huxford fire department, was principal for 33 years

William A. Gorum, Sr., spent his life helping others, whether it was through his 33 years as principal of Huxford Jr. High School, helping establish the Huxford Volunteer Fire Department and the Escambia County Firefighters Association or simply helping people in his community.

Gorum, 94, of Huxford, died Jan. 20 but will be remembered for the impact he had on so many people.

Billy Hines, Gorum's son-in-law, said he talked to Gorum about a week before he died and had to leave laughing rather that crying.

"I asked him about his teaching career," said Hines, who served as Superintendent of the E...

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