ATLANTA, TX (KSLA) - The mayor of Atlanta, Texas, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, according to city manager David Cockrell.
Keith Crow had served as mayor since May 2006.
The loss to the city staff and community is tremendous, Cockrell said.
Crow was known as a very active leader in the community, civic organizations and church.
"Mayor Crow's love for his community was evident in all that he did," Cockrell said.
"I worked with Keith for eight years, and Atlanta was his passion. He was a hands-on mayor who enjoyed planning public improvements."
The city manager continued: "Anyone who knew Keith loved his sense of humor, his laughter and love of life. I'm privileged to have worked with him and honored to have been his friend."
The City Council will work over the next 30 days to appoint a successor to Crow on the board, Cockrell said.
Crow's funeral is set for 10 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, 306 Baker St. in Atlanta.
The services will be preceded by visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Hanners Funeral Home, 103 W. Main St. in Atlanta.