Fatal Snake Bite at Pickwick
JustMe

United States

#21 Jun 25, 2011
That is the name I heard also.
noone

Beech Bluff, TN

#22 Jun 25, 2011
yes i heared it from his cousin and it is on his facebook to.yes he was a great person i went to school with him.
Lisa

Bean Station, TN

#23 Jun 25, 2011
God bless this family!!!
country girl

Tishomingo, MS

#24 Jun 25, 2011
OMG why does bad things happen to such wonderful people, I just don't understand it....Leroy was such a wonderful and sweet person...My prayers go out to the family and I feel so sorry for his wife Kay...

Since: Apr 10

Location hidden

#25 Jun 25, 2011
We have 3 types of poisonous snakes in Tn. Rattle snake copperhead and cotton mouth. Copperheads and rattle snakes are land lovers while cotton mouths like water. There are lots of mimic snakes meaning that they look similar to poisonous snakes but are harmless. Best bet is if you see a snake just leave it alone. Don't try to kill it just walk away. If the man died from a snake bite he had some other health problem also. If you make it to a hospital within 10 hrs of the bite you have an excellent chance of recovery. More people die from ant bites and née stings in the US than snake bites. It's still sad about the loss.
Prokeet

Memphis, TN

#26 Jun 25, 2011
It was the man at super drugs
Nurse

Bean Station, TN

#27 Jun 25, 2011
madman1108 wrote:
We have 3 types of poisonous snakes in Tn. Rattle snake copperhead and cotton mouth. Copperheads and rattle snakes are land lovers while cotton mouths like water. There are lots of mimic snakes meaning that they look similar to poisonous snakes but are harmless. Best bet is if you see a snake just leave it alone. Don't try to kill it just walk away. If the man died from a snake bite he had some other health problem also. If you make it to a hospital within 10 hrs of the bite you have an excellent chance of recovery. More people die from ant bites and née stings in the US than snake bites. It's still sad about the loss.
There is such a thing called anaphylactic shock. I guarantee you you won't live 10 hours with a sudden drop in blood pressure,obstructive airway when your entire body is exposed to venom that suddenly shuts everything down. It is a very serious medical emergency and you can die within minutes. He was 48 yrs old..and no history of medical problems to my knowledge. It is a life threatening condition...no fault towards the man that got bite
Doctor

Memphis, TN

#28 Jun 25, 2011
Watch out nursey, HIPPA!!!
Friend

Bean Station, TN

#29 Jun 25, 2011
His entire family are some great people. I hope no one starts being disrespectful towards him or any of his family.....RIP Leroy!!
I know

Memphis, TN

#30 Jun 25, 2011
He was so nice. Did he work at mill? Married to Aundrena?
Diane

Olive Branch, MS

#31 Jun 25, 2011
Friend wrote:
His entire family are some great people. I hope no one starts being disrespectful towards him or any of his family.....RIP Leroy!!
Aman! RIP
bill

Bean Station, TN

#32 Jun 25, 2011
I know wrote:
He was so nice. Did he work at mill? Married to Aundrena?
No it was not Lee...it was Leroy which is Lee's brother. They are some great folks!!
I know

Memphis, TN

#33 Jun 25, 2011
Oh no...Penny's dad.

Since: Apr 10

Location hidden

#34 Jun 25, 2011
Nurse wrote:
<quoted text>There is such a thing called anaphylactic shock. I guarantee you you won't live 10 hours with a sudden drop in blood pressure,obstructive airway when your entire body is exposed to venom that suddenly shuts everything down. It is a very serious medical emergency and you can die within minutes. He was 48 yrs old..and no history of medical problems to my knowledge. It is a life threatening condition...no fault towards the man that got bite
Well I dont believe I said anything about a guarantee. I said excellent chance.
LeRoy

United States

#35 Jun 25, 2011
Been walking the Upper Horse for 4 months haven't saw 1 snake! course the water is clear and cold! That Lake water is so hott, it is a breeding ground for snakes!
Not Lee Oakley

Boiling Springs, SC

#36 Jun 25, 2011
No! It was not Lee Oakley, Penny's dad! It's was his brother! LeRoy Oakley AKA June June- Someone already posted that, So please read the other comments before assuming, and FYI the doctors didn't find a snake bite anywhere on his body so they are going to perform a autopsy to find out the cause of death.
chillax

United States

#37 Jun 25, 2011
KELLY wrote:
<quoted text>
LeRoy? Do you find out what kind it was? I'll be honest I don't know alot bout snakes(like which ines are poison and not) I was fishing at The. PARK the other day..saw this weird colored.....like. a orangish red with maybe brown on it
..coming up between the rocks? Do you know what that was?
Sounds like a copperhead.
Snake handler

New Orleans, LA

#38 Jun 26, 2011
copper head is the least poisionious in Tn, then the cotton mouth is about twice as bad but the Rattle snake is the MOST poisionious of all .Sorry to here about Leroy ...
really?!?

Pflugerville, TX

#39 Jun 26, 2011
scary wrote:
what kind of snake was it? so we can be on the outlook
FYI you should probably be on the lookout for all snakes tard. It's not just the one snake going around getting people.
cottonmouth

Pflugerville, TX

#40 Jun 26, 2011
LeRoy wrote:
I think we have rattlesnakes,cotton mouths and copperheads in TN. They may not have found the snake.
That snake is long gone, and how you think your gonna know that's the snake that bite the guy? Comeon

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