Norman Heath, 76, a long-time community volunteer and firefighter, died June 5, as a result of severe burns.
Heath, who served as Magnolia fire chief for a number of years, was injured at his home on Upton Road early Thursday.
His daughter, Lorrie McCoy, said family members were taking turns checking on her father and helping him get his day started. When she went inside the house that morning, she found him lying on the floor. He had suffered severe burns to his legs and torso. She believes his clothing caught fire from a tobacco pipe or lighter.