Chris Dill was born the son of Sammie Kaye Nail on February 26, 1966 in Oklahoma City. He was reared in Moore, Oklahoma, attending Moore Public Schools. He graduated from Moore High School in 1984.
After attending college for a brief time, Chris enlisted into active duty for the United States Marine Corps on January 12, 1987. During his enlistment, he received the Rifle Sharpshooter Badge, the National Defense Service Medal Letter of Appreciation, the Navy Achievement Medal Certificate of Commendation, and the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon. He was honorably discharged on October 16, 1992.
Chris began his career as a firefighter in May of 1993. Corporal Dill loved being on the engine at Station 25 in Oklahoma City, where he spent almost 16 years of his career. He was a steady and dependable firefighter who excelled in all aspects of his firefighting career. Between rides, it wouldn’t be unusual to see Chris snacking on potato chips and ketchup. Chris loved the guys of Station 25 who made the station his home away from home.
On June 23, 2000 Chris married Julie Pemberton in Las Vegas, Nevada. Chris and Julie made their home in Oklahoma City where they later welcomed their two beautiful daughters: Emily (Jan. 15, 2002) and Lizzy (July 18, 2003) Dill. Being a dad was Chris’ most favorite thing in the world. He absolutely adored his two little girls and loved spending time with them in their endeavors and he attended every activity that involved his daughters. He also enjoyed being the “Dugout Dad” and loved watching them as they learned to dance and perform gymnastics. In his quiet time, Chris enjoyed watching movies with his girls, and he was always purchasing the latest movie release.
Chris was a loving son, brother, nephew, grandson, cousin, husband, brother-in-law, son-in-law, uncle, father, and friend. He is remembered with smiles and tears, and we love him very much.