Roane County man dies from hypothermia

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By Damon Lawrence

A Roane County man died this week from hypothermia, Roane County Medical Examiner Dr. Thomas Boduch confirmed. Evans Mortuary is handling the funeral arrangements and identified the victim as 44-year-old Tony Dean Stanley.

“He was found yesterday (Wednesday),” Boduch said. “We can’t be sure exactly when the death occurred, but sometime between Sunday and yesterday.”

Boduch said Stanley, who lived south of Rockwood near the Rhea County line, was last seen alive Sunday.

Officials have said the area south of Rockwood was one of the hardest hit by this week’s ice storm that left many without power.

Boduch said the death was the only one caused by hypothermia in the county so far. 

Stanley's funeral is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday.