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Cody Dragoo Obituary

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Cody Dragoo, 50, a member of West Volunteer Fire Department and a foreman at West Fertilizer Co., died in the explosion at West Fertilizer Co. in West, Texas.

CODY DRAGOO: Firefighter, NASCAR fan, family man

Cody Frank Dragoo, 50, a member of the West Volunteer Fire Department, also worked at the fertilizer plant. He was one of the first responders killed in the explosion.

Dragoo was born in Billings, Mont., and graduated from Montana State University with a degree in agriculture, a funeral home obituary said.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, cooking, watching NASCAR and being with his family and friends, the obituary said.

Dragoo was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church of the Assumption in West and the Knights of Columbus Council No. 2305. He was president of the Cottonwood Water Supply Corp.

He is survived by his wife, Patty Dragoo, two sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law as well as several nieces and other relatives.

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