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Christoper Daniels Funeral Arrangements

The arrangements for Smithfield Interim Fire Captain Christopher Daniels are as follows;

Christopher Joe Daniels, age 40, of Selma passed away unexpectedly on August 17, 2015 while on duty at the Pine Level Fire Department. Born in Wayne County on March 7, 1975, he was the son of Joe and Debbie Daniels of Clayton. Chris graduated from Smithfield-Selma High School in 1993 where he was a member of the Marching Band. He was a full-time firefighter with the Smithfield Fire Department and also served on the Pine Level, Thanksgiving and Selma Fire Departments. He served on the Governing Boards of the Selma Fire Department and Selma EMS and taught fire classes at Johnston Community College. Chris was a member of Branch Chapel Original Free Will Baptist Church where he showed his love of children by teaching Sunday School to 3rd and 4th graders.

Funeral services will be held Friday, August 21st, at 11:00 AM at Branch Chapel FWB Church with Rev. Rickey Evans officiating. Burial with fire department honors will be held at the Price Cemetery near Pine Level. The family will receive friends at the church prior to the service beginning at 9:30 AM. The public is welcome to pay their respects to Chris at Parrish Funeral Home on Thursday, August 20th, from 11AM to 5PM.

Surviving, in addition to his parents, are his wife Kristie M. Daniels; his daughter Maegan Hicks and husband Caleb of Selma; brother Ellis Daniels and wife Brittney and children Corbin, Kaden and Avery; and sister-in-law Gina Garner and husband Jimmy and their children Trevor, Bryant and wife Sara, and MacKenzie.
Memorial contributions may be made to the ProTeens at Branch Chapel Original Free Will Baptist Church, PO Box 100, Selma, NC 27576.

The family would like to extend an invitation to all Fire, EMS and Law enforcement agencies to participate in honoring Christopher by providing an apparatus in the funeral procession. If you would like to send an apparatus please contact Kevin Hubbard by email at kevin.hubbard@johnstonnc.com. All apparatus planning to be in the processional should arrive at Branch Chapel Church (7438 Hwy 96 N Selma NC, 27576) no later than 0800 Friday morning.

Kevin Hubbard
Fire Marshal
Johnston County Emergency Services
120 S. Third Street
P.O. Box 530
Smithfield, NC 27577
(919) 989-5050 – Office
(919) 989-5052 – Fax

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