Christopher Stock was born March 11‚ 1962‚ in Colorado to George and Sue Stock. He moved to Kentucky with his family at age 14.
Following the death of his father in 1986‚ both Chris and his brother‚ Geoff‚ became EMTs and volunteer firemen. Chris volunteered for the Westport Volunteer Fire Department for 21 years. During his time‚ he served in several different ranks and eventually became chief of the department in 2008. Chris oversaw the building of the new fire station from beginning to end. He played an integral role‚ along with his wife‚ Mandy‚ then the department’s assistant chief‚ in rebuilding a once defunct Explorer program into a very successful program that competed at the national level.
Chris was a loving and devoted son‚ husband‚ father‚ and uncle. Often‚ when asked how many children he had‚ Chris would reply without hesitation‚ ‘Thirteen.’ He never mentioned that ten of those were the Explorers of the department who still refer to Chris and his wife as Mom and Dad.
Chris fathered three beautiful children‚ Samuel‚ Cameron‚ and Morgan. His family and his department were his life. His love and devotion to his wife‚ Mandy‚ was apparent to all. He impacted many lives and will be greatly missed.