Memorial set for Locke, Churchland firefighter Chris Phillips
By Shavonne Walker
A Tuesday memorial has been set for veteran firefighter Chris Phillips and will be held at Catawba’s Omawake-Dearborn Chapel.
Phillips, 41, died Thursday of an apparent heart attack at home, several hours after responding to a fatal crash on Wednesday on Edmiston Road.
The memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. at the chapel with the family receiving friends at the chapel from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. prior to the memorial service.
Phillips began as a full-time lieutenant with Locke Fire Department in July, but served over 20 years on the Churchland Fire Department in Linwood and had been assistant fire chief there.
Phillips is a native of Virginia, but made his home in Salisbury with his wife, Elisabeth, and their young daughter, Lillian.