Wayne Spears Wiki – Wayne Spears Biography
Wayne Spears was the foreman at the Tennessee ranch of country music legend Loretta Lynn was among at least 22 people who died in the raging floods that devastated part of the state Saturday.
The ranch in Hurricane Mills announced the death of Spears in a Sunday Facebook post — which the country singer subsequently shared.
“There are no words at the ranch today…only tears,” Lynn wrote in her own Facebook post.
“We lost my amazing ranch foreman, Wayne in this devastating flood. He took such good care of things here on the ranch for us. He’s one of us and the whole Lynn family Is heartbroken,” she wrote.
Her age is unclear.
Spears was checking animals in the barn when he was swept away by the violent flash flood, Humphreys County Sheriff Chris Davis told USA Today.
The tragic news comes in the wake of the Ranch’s reporting the “worst flooding we have ever experienced” on Saturday (Aug. 21), after devastating flooding tore through the Middle Tennessee region. A post on Rach’s Facebook page describes a continuing crisis in Humphreys County, where the Ranch is located and one of the hardest-hit areas by the flood.
While Lynn’s ranch has been severely affected by the floods, the singer herself is safe, according to a Facebook update posted to an official page run by her granddaughter, Tayla Lynn. However, the family appears to be continuing to grapple with the effects of the storm.
“This is Barb. Tayla only has limited text signal,” the post reads. “Her family of 4 are safe along with Memaw [Lynn] and family. She asks that you Please keep their community in your prayers. This has been devastating and it’s nowhere near over.”