Loretta Lynn’s ranch foreman Wayne Spears dies in a flood
Loretta Lynn’s Ranch mourns the loss of her foreman Wayne Spears, who died in the devastating floods in the Middle Tennessee region. The ranch shared the sad news on Sunday afternoon, along with a number of pictures and a memory of Spears.
“We are deeply saddened to announce that our beloved foreman Wayne Spears did not survive being swept away by the floods,” said the post. “Wayne has been a friend of the Lynns family for decades and a staple on the ranch, and we are all devastated by his death.”
The Spears laudation also celebrates his “willing smile, kind heart, and willingness to go the extra mile for everyone around him,” adding that he is an irreplaceable part of the ranch. “At some point we will rebuild our community, our ranch, our lives, and our homes, but only God could build a man like Wayne Spears. It just can’t be replaced, ”it says.
The tragic news comes after the ranch reported the “worst flood we have ever experienced” on Saturday, August 21, after devastating floods tore the Middle Tennessee region. A Post on Rach’s Facebook page describes an ongoing crisis in Humphreys County, where the ranch is located and one of the areas hardest hit by the flood.
Fox 17 news has reported catastrophic flooding in Humphreys, Houston, Dickson and Hickman Counties, flooding many water rescues and homes. Beside Spears’ death, many more victims have been reported in the affected counties since Sunday afternoon (August 22), with the total number of people affected continuing to rise. Among the dead are a Pair of seven month old twin babiesthat were washed away by the water.
The National Weather Service reports that their rain gauge network in McEwan, Tenn, recorded 17.02 inches of rainfall. 13, 1982.
While Lynn’s ranch was badly hit by the floods, the singer herself, according to a. safe Facebook update published on an official website of her granddaughter Tayla Lynn. However, the family appears to continue to struggle with the effects of the storm.
“This is Barb. Tayla has limited text signal,” the post said. “Your family of four is safe with Memaw [Lynn] and family. She asks you to keep fellowship in your prayers. That was devastating and far from over. “
In addition, video uploaded to a Perry County Severe Weather Twitter account shows how hard the flood hit the ranch, with raging waters ripping through the property.
A popular Middle Tennessee tourist attraction, Loretta Lynn’s Ranch is one of the largest campsites in the area that also features a full-service RV park and primitive camping facilities and cabins. Other amenities include hiking, fishing, kayaking, volleyball, live music, and many other special events.