The private jet, known as the Cessna 501, took off Saturday from Smyrna Airport. Outside of Nashville And it was reported to be heading for Palm Beach, Florida… but somehow crashed into Lake Percy Priest shortly after takeoff.
Fire brigade and other rescuers were sent to the scene. But after an all-night operation Officials said passengers were found dead … and their families were notified. It is under investigation to determine the cause of the crash.
Lara was one of seven people killed, the others being his spouse — a Christian food guru. Gwen Lara — Jennifer J. Martin, David L. Martin, Jessica Walters, Jonathan Walters, and Brandon HannahAll of them were locals and reported to be part of the same church.
JL is famous for his TV shows. When he played the King of the Jungle between 1996 and 2000 … starring in a total of 22 episodes of Tarzan, including the TV movie released years ago called “Tarzan in Manhattan” — that drew him to the role.
He’s been in other action/fantasy projects. Over the years, including “Steel Fronteir,” “Sunset Heat,” “Gunsmoke: The Last Apache,” “American Cyborg: Steel Warrior,” “The Magnificent Seven,” “Baywatch” and “Tropical,” Lara has 28 credits. show his name
Lara married Gwen Shamblin in 2018, famous for founding the Remnant Fellowship Church as well as the Weigh Down Workshop … the weight loss program that was large in the 80s and 90s among churchgoers and others.
Gwen and Joe left behind two children. He was 58 and she was 66.