published Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

3rd grader who loved to sing among tornado victims

This undated photo provided by Marvin Dixon shows his grandson Kyle Davis. Davis was killed when a tornado struck Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Texas on May 20, 2013. Nicknamed ‘The Wall,’ 8-year-old Davis loved soccer and going to the Monster Truck exhibitions at the fairgrounds with his grandfather.
This undated photo provided by Marvin Dixon shows his grandson Kyle Davis. Davis was killed when a tornado struck Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Texas on May 20, 2013. Nicknamed ‘The Wall,’ 8-year-old Davis loved soccer and going to the Monster Truck exhibitions at the fairgrounds with his grandfather.
Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

MOORE, Okla. — An Oklahoma man who grandson was killed when a tornado struck his school says the 8-year-old loved soccer and had a huge smile.

Marvin Davis said Wednesday that his grandson, Kyle Davis, has sought shelter in the Plaza Towers Elementary School gymnasium when something like a rock or beam fell on the back of his neck.

Twenty-three others were killed when Monday’s massive tornado ripped through the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore. Ten of the victims, including Kyle, were children.

JaNae Hornsby also died at Plaza Towers. Her father says the 9-year-old third grader loved to sing and be a big sister. Joshua Hornsby says his daughter was among those who suffocated beneath the debris.

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