Foul play isn’t suspected in the death of Fred Cooper, according to Roane County Sheriff Jack Stockton.
Cooper, 76, was found unresponsive in his yard at 112 Leffew Drive south of Rockwood on Friday.
The sheriff’s office and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation responded to the scene.
“After reviewing the preliminary autopsy report, it looks like it’s probably natural causes,” Stockton said.
The case remains under investigation.