An elderly Lexington man had something of a rude awakening on Thursday morning. He found himself in a body bag in the funeral home.
The 78-year-old lifelong farmer is a hospice patient, so Howard checked the body and prepared him for transport.“I did my part in checking him, I filed my paperwork, and we were ready to make the removal,” Howard said. “We got him to the funeral home, and into the embalming room and noticed the kicking, and he began to breathe.”March said he got a call from Howard at around midnight.“He had called 911 saying he needed the ambulance to come down to Porter Funeral Home,” March said. “He said, ‘They picked him up, assuming he was dead, and now he’s alive.’”
Howard said Williams has a defibrillator that may have kickstarted his heart again.