Bill “Butch” Honeycutt has been with the Morristown Fire Department for 36 years and has been chief for 15 years.
Originally from Johnson City, he moved to Hamblen County in 1962 while in the fourth grade. He graduated from Morristown-Hamblen High School West in 1971.
Honeycutt served in active duty with the United States Air Force from 1971 to 1973 and spent 20 years with the Tennessee Air National Guard.
He also earned an associate degree in fire science technology from Walters State Community College.
Honeycutt was fire marshal for nine years and was also a lieutenant, driver/operator and a firefighter, before being appointed as chief.
He is married to Debbie and has three children and four grandchildren. He attends Buffalo Trail Baptist Church.
Honeycutt said it is an honor to serve his neighbors and fellow citizens. As civil servants, we earnestly pledge to safeguard your trust in us, he said.