Foreman of Loretta Lynn's Tennessee ranch killed in flood

The ranch in Hurricane Mills announced the death of Wayne Spears in a Sunday Facebook post — which was subsequently shared by the 89-year-old country singer.

There are no words at the ranch today…only tears,” Lynn wrote in her own Facebook post.

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로레타 린의 목장 감독, 웨인 스피어스, died in a flood incident.

Loretta Lynn’s ranch foreman, 웨인 스피어스, died in a flood incident. (Loretta Lynn Ranch)

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,” 그녀가 적었다.

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.

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That’s how fast it had come up,” Davis said of the flood waters.

As of Sunday, dozens of people were still missing following the extreme weather in the state.

웨인 스피어스, the foreman of Loretta Lynn's ranch, died in a recent flood.

웨인 스피어스, the foreman of Loretta Lynn’s ranch, died in a recent flood. (Loretta Lynn Ranch)

Small rural Tennessee towns were pummeled with as much as 17 inches of rain in less than 24 hours over the weekend.

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