Knox City Native Killed in Fireworks Explosion

A fireworks explosion in Comanche, Texas Thursday killed a Knox City native and Comanche's only chiropractor and pyrotechican.

The horrific accident took place at the Comanche High School football stadium where police say Dr. Russell Reynolds and other members of the Comanche Kiwanis were unloading fireworks from a trailer for the annual fireworks show.

It's then that police say the trailer suddenly exploded.

Officials say it's unclear what caused the explosion as state and federal authorities continue its investigation.

Reynolds, 51, graduated from Quanah High School in 1980 and for over 25 years, Reynolds has worked in Comanche as the city's only chiropractor and licensed pyrotechnician.

On Sunday, a memorial service will take place at the First Baptist Church of Comanche, where Reynolds was a deacon and Sunday School teacher for many years.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Russell Reynolds CHS Scholarship Fund. The family asks donations be sent to First Baptist Church at 407 N. Houston Street, Comanche, Texas 76442.

He is survived by his wife, Sherry Reynolds of Comanche; his son, Brandon Reynolds and wife Megan of Fort Worth; daughter, Katy Reynolds Pratt of Comanche; parents, Gerald and Nancy Reynolds of Comanche; parents-in-law, Jerry and Shirley Mowrey of Granbury; brother, Rick Reynolds and wife Michelle of Comanche; niece, Stormy Cooper and husband Clay of Dublin; great-nephew, Caden Cooper of Dublin; nephew, Richard Reynolds of Comanche; and nieces, Sarah Ground of Dublin, and Michaela and Rachael Reynolds of Comanche.

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