11/08/12 166 W, 1 I - + 3 - 5 Kernersville Fire Chief Dies

FireNews.net is also reporting on the death of Kernersville Fire Chief Walter M. Summerville III, 55, who died on Wednesday evening. He suffered a heart attack at home, shortly after leaving work. The twenty-five year veteran entered the department on January 13, 1987. He served as Battalion Chief for fifteen years, before becoming Assistant Chief and finally Fire Chief on February 18, 2008.

Chief Summerville had responded to a reported triple shooting late in the afternoon on Tuesday, and didnt feel well afterward. On Wednesday afternoon, he was not feeling well and left early from a town-wide charity event. He was found at home in cardiac arrest.

Funreral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, at First Christian Church at 1130 N. Main Street in Kernersville. The visitation will be held immediately after the service. Read Chief Summerville's obituary in the Watagua Democrat. He is survived by a wife and two daughters. See also this WXII story.

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