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Former fire chief, radio station manager dies

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By Brian Funk, Editor

Joe Crockett, a longtime firefighter and station manager of Galax's WBOB-AM, died on Nov. 8 at the age of 88.

Joseph Pierce Crockett is remembered as the driving force behind the modern Galax Volunteer Fire Department, to which he dedicated nearly 60 years of his life — 32 of those as chief.

He was a civic-minded man with a passion for the fire department and the annual “Galax Community Christmas Party” charity event.

Crockett was in the radio business in Galax for 38 years, during which he served as station manager of WBOB — now WWWJ-AM.


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