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West Fertilizer Explosion Memorial Site: Notable Deaths & Obituaries

The most viewed memorials & obituaries in the West Fertilizer Explosion Memorial Site.

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WEST, Texas (AP) — Rescue workers searched rubble early Thursday for survivors of a fertilizer plant explosion in a small Texas town that killed as many as 15 people and injured more than 160 others. The blast left the factory a smoldering ruin and leveled homes and businesses for blocks in every direction. The explosion in downtown West, a small farming community about 20 miles north of Waco, shook the ground with the strength of a small earthquake and could be heard dozens of miles away....
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Kevin Sanders, a member of Bruceville-Eddy Volunteer Fire Department who worked with West EMS, died in the explosion at West Fertilizer Co. in West, Texas. KEVIN WILLIAMS SANDERS: Teacher, Superman fan Sanders, 33, was known for his love of all things related to Superman. He and he a nd his wife, Sarah, named their son Reeve, after actor Christopher Reeve, who played the superhero in the movies. Sanders grew up in the Chicago suburb of Palos Hills, Ill., and graduated from the...
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Cyrus Reed of Abbott Volunteer Fire Department died in the explosion at West Fertilizer Co. in West, Texas. CYRUS ADAM REED: First responder almost done with EMT training Cyrus Adam Reed, 29, was in a classroom attending the last session of his training to be an emergency medical technician when he responded to his final emergency call, a funeral home obituary said. Reed, one of the first responders killed in the explosion at the West Fertilizer plant, was a member of the Abbot...
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Jerry Chapman Obituary (AP News)

Jerry Chapman of Abbott Volunteer Fire Department...

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Buck Uptmor Obituary (AP News)

Buck Uptmor of West Volunteer Fire Department...

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Morris Bridges Obituary (AP News)

Morris Bridges, 41, a member of the West...

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Perry Calvin Obituary (AP News)

Perry Calvin, 37, a member of the Navarro Mills...

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Kenny Harris Obituary (AP News)

Kenny Harris, 52, a captain in the Dallas Fire...

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Joey Pustejovsky Obituary (AP News)

Joey Pustejovsky, a member of West Volunteer Fire...

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Cody Dragoo Obituary (AP News)

Cody Dragoo, 50, a member of West Volunteer Fire...

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Jimmy Matus Obituary (AP News)

Jimmy Matus, 52, died in the explosion at West...