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Perry Calvin Obituary

Perry Calvin (AP Photo/Aderhold Funeral Home, Inc.)
Perry Calvin (AP Photo/Aderhold Funeral Home, Inc.)
Perry Calvin, 37, a member of the Navarro Mills Volunteer Fire Department, died in the explosion at West Fertilizer Co. in West, Texas.

PERRY CALVIN: Father, husband, firefighter

Perry Calvin, 37, died responding to the fire at the fertilizer plant. His father, Phil Calvin, said Perry, a husband and father of two boys ages 9 and 2, was looking forward to his wife having a new baby around Thanksgiving.

He was a volunteer firefighter at the Navarro Mills and Martens fire departments and was attending EMS classes in West. He also was a student at the Hill County Fire College.

He was a self-employed farmer and loved the outdoors. He enjoyed horseback riding, rodeos, fishing and spending time with his family, a funeral home obituary said.

He is survived by his wife, Rebecca Ann Calvin, two sons, his father, a brother, two sisters, grandmother, nieces, nephews and other relatives.

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