"A very practical man with a wealth of experience."
Roy Evans served at Malmesbury Fire Station for 18 years and 10 months, leaving the fire service on April 2 2012.
A spokesman said: "Anyone who knew Roy will know that he would help anyone and could turn his hand to pretty much anything.
Malmesbury Fire Station sends it condolences to Roy's family and friends. Roy has certainly left a lot of great memories within the Fire Service and will be very missed."