Advertisement

Celebration of life held for Newberry’s first black mayor Freddie Warmack

Updated: Jun. 10, 2021 at 11:53 PM EDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

To keep up with the latest local news subscribe to our TV20 newsletter HERE and receive news straight to your email every morning.

NEWBERRY, Fla. (WCJB) - A celebration of life and inducting ceremony was held for former Newberry mayor Freddie Warmack.

Warmack was posthumously inducted into the ranks of The 100 Black Men of Gainesville.

A painting of Warmack done by his grandson Alpatrick McClearly was also unveiled.

TRENDING STORY: New court details involving the hit-and-run of a University of Florida freshman Maggie Paxton

Warmack was first elected as mayor in 1984 and held the position for 10 years.

He died in 2019.

Copyright 2021 WCJB. All rights reserved. Click here to subscribe to our newsletter.