Christopher Charles Pryor was born on March 19, 1972, to Earl Jr. and Margaret Pryor. He was welcomed by his older brother, Earl III, and his sister, Jodi.
Chris was a graduate of Allegany High School in Cumberland, Maryland, and the Center for Career and Technical Education in Cresaptown, Maryland. After graduating, he mainly worked in the carpentry field. Chris was a man of many hats, and he liked to know the ins and outs of just about anything he could.
Chris was a third-generation fireman of the LaVale Volunteer Fire Department in LaVale, Maryland. He joined the fire service in June 2002. He was constantly fascinated by the fire service and was constantly striving to learn to help him better serve his department and his community. Chris wore many hats in the department. He served as a trustee, vice president, lieutenant, captain, assistant chief, deputy chief, and chief.
Chris would help anyone in any way he could. If you needed it, he’d even give you the shirt off his back. He was a devoted friend, father, and husband. He was also a humble man that took great pride in his work. Chris was also a mentor to many younger members of the LVFD. He always lent a hand and tried to teach his fellow firefighters, whether by sharing stories or helping with training.
Chris was sadly taken from us on February 25, 2018, shortly after returning home from a vehicle accident. He returned home and noted to his wife, Kim, that he wasn’t feeling well and wanted to be taken to the hospital. After getting to the hospital, Chris sadly passed away of a heart attack.
Chris is severely missed by his friends and brothers and sisters in the fire service. Chris is missed tremendously by his children and wife.
Chris is survived by his wife, Kim; his children, Ty, C.J., and his baby girl Matea. Chris was taken from us all too soon, but his memory will live on in the hearts and minds of anyone he was able to bond with and everyone he helped.