Brian K. ‘Butch’ Williams unexpectedly passed away on November 7, 2023. He was 52 years old.

He joined the Flanders Fire Department in 1994 and earned the rank of Chief from 2001 to 2003. He was elected to the Flanders Board of Commissioners in 2005 and continued to serve in that position until his demise. Brian also worked for the Town of Southampton and moved his way up to the position of Fire Marshall in 2001. Among other positions he held, he was ex-President of the Southampton Chiefs Council.

Brian went to Ground Zero in New York City to help with the cleanup process. He was always the life of the party and loved to travel, fish and cook on the grill. He will surely be missed by many.

– Fire News photos courtesy of the Westhampton FD and Tim Edwards