PLANO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Plano Fire-Rescue Firefighter/Paramedic Phillipe Casey Talley passed away Friday morning after spending more than three weeks in the hospital.

Talley, 46, was found unconscious and unresponsive by a family member at his Farmersville home on Wednesday, January 8.

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He was taken to Medical City McKinney where he had been treated and remained in ICU.

He passed away from natural causes around 6:30 a.m. with family by his side and fire department personnel providing a Silent Watch.

Plano Fire-Rescue Firefighter/Paramedic Phillipe Casey Talley (Courtesy: Plano Fire-Rescue)

Talley began his career in the fire service in 2003 with the Denison Fire Department where he promoted to Driver Operator.

He was hired as a firefighter/paramedic by Plano Fire-Rescue on June 25, 2007, and was serving out of Plano’s Fire Station 6 on B shift.

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He is survived by his wife, Julie, one daughter, and one son.

Visitation will be held Monday, February 3 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Hurst’s Fielder-Baker Funeral Home located at 107 N Washington Street in Farmersville.

The funeral will be held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Blue Ridge located at 316 Hwy 78 N in Blue Ridge.

Until his internment, his fellow firefighters will remain with him providing a Silent Guard.

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Both the Silent Watch and Silent Guard are fire service traditions provided when a fellow firefighter is hospitalized or deceased.