MARYSVILLE – Former Marysville Fire Chief Virgil Baxter died Thursday at the age of 92.
Baxter served in the Marysville Volunteer Fire Department from 1952 to 1977, spending nine years as chief.
Baxter, a longtime Marysville resident and businessman, owned Baxter’s Auto Repair. He started the business with his late brother, Ken, who was Marysville’s longest-standing City Council member, serving 26 years.
“Chief Baxter was a big part of Marysville’s history and set the foundation for the department we’ve become,” Fire Chief Martin McFalls said, adding the department extends its condolences to Baxter’s family and friends.