Memorial service, funeral procession held for Goose Creek firefighter

Goose Creek firefighter loses battle with cancer

GOOSE CREEK, SC (WCSC) - A well-known firefighter who lost his battle with cancer over the weekend was memorialized at a service Thursday afternoon.

Stephen Skipton, Sr., 41, died on Saturday with his family and friends by his side at MUSC after a battle with cancer, according to, a website he co-owned and managed.

A viewing was held at the Northwoods Assembly at 2600 North Main St. in Summerville. A full firefighter honors memorial service followed.

According to, the funeral procession route following the service will exit the church property by making a right onto North Main Street heading towards I-26. It will then make a left onto College Park Road, then a left onto Crowfield Boulevard. At the intersection of St. James Avenue, only the City of Goose Creek Fire Department and Skipton's family will make a left; all other personal vehicles and firefighting apparatus should turn right onto St. James Avenue. The reception will be held at the City of Goose Creek Fire Department Station 1 at 101 Buttonhall Ave., in Goose Creek, the site states.

Before moving to South Carolina, Skipton was an EMT in New Jersey and a first responder in New York City in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terror attack.

Skipton was also the co-owner of, a website that covers fire-related news and issues statewide.

In July, Charleston Stingrays alumni faced off with the Charleston Fire Department's hockey team with proceeds going to to benefit Skipton.

Skipton is survived by his wife and four children.

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