Former Roane County School Board Member Killed by Lightning

A former member of the Roane County School Board was killed Friday night when he was struck by lightning. Officials say Everett Massengill had just finished mowing his lawn and was headed inside when he was struck by the lightning and killed instantly.

It happened in Walnut Grove in Kingston around 5:00 p.m. His wife found him in the yard. Massengill was an Army vet that worked for the Roane County Schools for more than 20 years.

The Roane County Schools is asking for prayer for his family saying Everett’s “cheerful personality and encouraging words will be greatly missed by all who knew him.”

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