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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 University of Illinois with a bachelor's degree in animal science in 2001. He taught veterinary technician training at McLennan Community College in Waco. About 20 of his current and former McLennan Community College students attended a memorial service for some of the victims wearing T-shirts displaying the Superman emblem.
Sanders was a volunteer firefighter with the Bruceville-Eddy Volunteer Fire Department near West and was taking EMS class in West when the plant caught fire.
He is survived by his wife and 3-month-old son.
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