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Grieving Electra family reflects on work related death

ELECTRA, TX (KAUZ) -

The family of the man who died making repairs to a home in Petrolia on Wednesday reflected back on their loved one.

Christy Isley, Louis Michael Bounds' sister, said she spoke with her younger brother before the accident.

"I didn't know I would not see him again," Isley said.

She said it's difficult to come to terms with losing him.

"He has the most beautiful smile," Isley said. "He just looked like an angel to me."

It's been less than a week since his death but his father is still trying to cope.

"It's hit me but it's still hitting me," Joe Bounds said.

Joe said he still remembers what the officers told him that Wednesday morning.

"'When's the last time you talked to Louis Micheal?' and I said 'come on in' because I knew something was wrong," Bounds said.

Joe said he just reconnected with his son in 2012 after 24 years.

"I just didn't have enough time with him," Joe said. 

Louis Michael was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy as a child but that never stopped him.

"But in his head, it just bothered him," Isley said. "He could never work through that completely and so he took care of himself. He wouldn't let people take of him."

The family said they're trying to pay for the funeral and give him a proper goodbye. They've received help from neighbors and strangers through a GoFundMe page. 

"That would make Micheal feel very honored," Isley said.

The family said his body may be laid to rest on Monday but his spirit is looking down on them.

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