The foreman at the Tennessee ranch of nation legend Loretta Lynn was amongst at the very least 22 persons who died in the raging floods that devastated section of the state on Saturday.
The ranch in Hurricane Mills introduced the death of Wayne Spears in a Sunday Facebook submit — which was subsequently shared by the 89-yr-old country singer.
“There are no phrases at the ranch today…only tears,” Lynn wrote in her own Fb put up.
“We dropped my amazing ranch foreman, Wayne in this devastating flood. He took this sort of very good treatment of items below on the ranch for us. He’s a single of us and the entire Lynn household Is heartbroken,” she wrote.
Spears was examining animals in the barn when he was swept absent by the violent flash flood, Humphreys County Sheriff Chris Davis told United states Today.
“That’s how quickly it had occur up,” Davis claimed of the flood waters.
As of Sunday, dozens of men and women ended up continue to lacking subsequent the extraordinary temperature in the point out.
Smaller rural Tennessee towns were being pummeled with as a lot as 17 inches of rain in less than 24 hrs in excess of the weekend.