Spencer Allen Irvin served the Huntersville community as Fire Chief for 39 years. He served in the US Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict and received a Purple Heart. Irvin was the owner of Irvins Body Shop and enjoyed building fire trucks for local fire departments. Irvin served three terms as President of the Mecklenburg County Firemans Association and three terms as Chairman of the Mecklenburg County Fire Commission. He organized the North Mecklenburg Rescue Squad and was the first Chief in 1959. Also, Irvin was a Reserve Police Officer with the Huntersville Police Department and coached Huntersville Pony League baseball.