Funeral set for Louisiana man who died in weekend storms
OIL CITY, La. (AP) — Family members of a Louisiana man who was killed in severe storms that swept through the state over the weekend said funeral services will be held Saturday.
The Caddo Parish Coroner's Office said 75-year-old Raymond Holden died when a tree fell on his house in Oil City early Saturday morning. He was one of at least four people killed in Louisiana.
Raymond Holden Jr. said his mother called and “was hysterical, basically because the tree had fell and she was calling Dad and he wasn't answering,” KSLA-TV reported.
“So she called me and told me to call 911; and I was trying to call them and I couldn’t’ get through," he continued. “I finally did and they said have her call from her phone. So she called from her phone and they came out and they couldn’t get him out.”
The younger Holden shared that his father was well loved in the community.
"He loved the area. Caddo Lake’s here; Dad loved to fish. Has his garden here. So after he retired, he gardened and he fished here and waved at all the neighbors that went by. He liked to sit on the front porch and wave at them.”
He said his father’s funeral is set for Saturday at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Winnfield.