Skipton remembered in services, processional

  • Friday, August 29, 2014

Steve McDaniel/Gazette The Goose Creek Fire Department Station 1 on Button Hall Road flies the American flag at half-staff and has its sign draped in black Thursday in memory of firefighter Steve Skipton Sr., who was laid to rest Thursday. Skipton died at the age of 41 on Saturday after a brief battle with lung cancer.

Friends, family and the firefighter community remembered Goose Creek firefighter Steve Skipton Sr. on Thursday.

A memorial was held at Northwoods Assembly church on North Main Street in Summerville, then a processional of fire, rescue and personal vehicles followed to the funeral home in Goose Creek. Later, Station 1 of the Goose Creek Fire Department held a reception in memory of Skipton, who died Saturday at age 41 after a brief battle with lung cancer.

Skipton, who was diagnosed in late May, was remembered by friends and colleagues as a man active in community volunteer work and as co-owner of the firefighter-focused website SConFire.com. Before moving to South Carolina, he spent several weeks at Ground Zero following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York.

He is survived by his wife and four children.

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