Local man dies from fire-related injuries, family still needs help
MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. — A family touched by tragedy twice in just a few months is mourning a loss today.
Seventy-one-year-old Cecil Bowerman passed away Saturday night, October 1, at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville. Mr. Bowerman and his son were hospitalized after a fire ravaged the home where they and two other family members were staying with Langston and Miles after the Bowerman's home was destroyed by flooding earlier this year.
Lecia Langston, the 50-year-old owner of the home, escaped with 46-year-old Anthony Miles along with their dog Silvy.
Cecil was trapped inside the burning house, and his son Buddy went into the home to rescue the elder Bowerman. They were taken to Lourdes Hopital for treatment for burn injuries, and Cecil Bowerman was later transferred to Vanderbilt.
Anyone interested in helping can stop by Texas Roadhouse in Paducah and drop off monetary donations or clothing.
Lecia Langston wears a XL shirt, size 18 pants and a size 7.5 shoe. Her husband Tony wears an XL shirt, 38/32 pants and a size 12 shoe. Her nephew Josh, 15, wears a large shirt, 30/30 pants and size 11 shoe.
Her mother Linda, who was in the hospital at the time of the fire, wears a 4X top, 4X pants and a size 9 shoe. Brother Buddy Bowerman wears a 2X shirt, 36/30 pants and a size 12 shoe.