Family remembers man killed in Monday night fire

Published 2:02 am Tuesday, January 8, 2013

FIrefighters work to extinguish a house fire on Pike County Road 4423 in the Hamilton Crossroads community of Pike County, Ala., early Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013. Officials on the scene reported that the fire was fatal. (Photo/Thomas Graning)

Floyd Senn was absent from the Wednesday morning dominos match at the Corner Market in Brundidge.

Playing dominos with his friends every day was one of the 82-year-old’s favorite things to do, said his daughter Debbie Wilson, who received the call about 11 p.m. Monday alerting her to a fire at her father’s home on County Road 4423.

“He didn’t make it out,” Wilson said. “He was active. He was in good shape. It is hard for us to understand how he didn’t get out.”

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The fire is under investigation by the State Fire Marshall’s Office, Wilson noted, but investigators told the family the blaze began in Senn’s living room.

Wilson said her family was heartbroken at the news of Senn’s death, but they had no regrets.

“He was just here with us for Christmas,” Wilson said. “We are blessed to have had one more Christmas with him.”

Wilson said she had no doubt her father died knowing he was loved.

“There is going to be a void in our lives without him,” Wilson said. “But he knew we loved him. That is a good thing. He told me that last night. He told me how much he loved me and I told him how much I loved him about 7 last night, so I don’t have any regrets. We are glad to have had him 82 years. We were blessed to have him that long.”

Before he retired, Senn ran the ABC Store in Brundidge and he was also in the U.S. Army and the Alabama National Guard when he was younger.

“You gave him a fishing pole and he was happy,” Wilson said. “It didn’t matter when or where.”

And Senn had a way with the ladies.

“He was actually a flirt at 82. He loved to talk to women and tell them how pretty they were,” Wilson laughed. “If you met him, you would have liked him. He was precious to us. He was just an extraordinary man.”

Funeral arrangements for Senn were not finalized at deadline Tuesday.

1.8.13- Fire on CR 4423 – Photos by Thomas Graning