Tree Accident Claims Life Of Greenbrier Man Sunday Afternoon

 Tree Accident Claims Life Of Greenbrier Man Sunday Afternoon

GREENBRIER TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – A Greenbrier man has died following a tragic accident involving a tree Sunday afternoon.

The incident occurred off Meador Rd near Lights Chapel Rd just after 2 pm. MAP According to Greenbrier Fire Chief Kyle Hamill, the male victim was struck by a tree during a trimming or removal process and sustained serious injuries. First responders with Greenbrier Fire and Robertson County EMS made every effort to save him, Hamill said.

According to Robertson County EMS, the victim, now identified as 53-year-old James Spain Jr, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

“It was just a tragic accident that could have happened to anyone,” Chief Hamill said.

According to the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office, no foul play is suspected.

The Greenbrier Fire Department, Robertson County EMS, and the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office all responded to the scene.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Obituary for James D. “Jimmy” Spain, Jr.

James Donaldson “Jimmy” Spain, Jr., age 53 of Greenbrier passed away Sunday, March 7th in Greenbrier.

A private family service will be held with Bro. Jon Briggs officiating. The family will receive friends 4pm to 8pm on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier.

He was born in Nashville, TN on June 20, 1967 to James Donaldson Spain, Sr. and the late Wanda Gay Spain. He was also preceded in death by a nephew, Chad Spain.

He was employed at US Smokeless Tobacco, a member of the Machinist Union and a member of Lights Chapel Baptist Church. He loved his family very much and was excited to be a grandpa soon. He enjoyed watching the Atlanta Braves, collecting various items, tinkering in the garage and especially loved his 1970 GTO.

floral squareHe is survived by his wife, Ruthie Ann Hernandez Spain of Greenbrier; daughter, Shelby (Nick) Keith of Greenbrier; one grandchild on the way; father, James Donaldson Spain, Sr. of Greenbrier; siblings, Frank (Joy) Spain of Greenbrier, Penny Spain of Joelton and Greg (Stephanie) Spain of Greenbrier.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home, 2619 Hwy 41 S. Greenbrier, Tn 37073

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