Mayor Cooper speaks on passing of former city councilman

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ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WDHN) — Mayor William Cooper spoke highly of the late former councilman Herbert Gannon Sr. in a statement Monday.

Gannon died July 24 in Birmingham after a brief illness, according to his obituary. He was 96 years old.

Cooper served on the council with Gannon after Gannon was appointed to the District 2 seat in 1989. He went on to win another two terms.

Cooper gave the following statement on Gannon’s passing:

“One thing that was for sure, Herbert Gannon was for Enterprise. He was supportive of the city government and the school system and of anything that was in the best interest of this city.

I enjoyed serving with him on the council. Herb was joyful and jolly, and was an encourager and a team player. On the council, he was somewhat of a mediator, always trying to keep the peace among the council.

He was a friend that I trusted and confided in.Herb was a good man, extremely civic-minded and a great family man.”

Mayor William Cooper.

A service was held Monday at the Meadowlawn Cemetery.

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