FORT MYERS

The Southwest Florida community comes together Saturday to pay their respects to Lee County Commissioner Frank Mann, who died June 21.

Mann was 80 years old. He built his career by serving others.

The service for Mann will be held at the Covenant Presbyterian Church in Fort Myers. The service can be streamed online on the church’s website.

Mann has been a lifelong resident of Lee County and even graduated from Fort Myers High, where he was voted the friendliest in his senior class.

Mann’s career in public service began in 1974 when he was first elected to the Florida House of Representatives.

After eight years there, he moved to the Florida Senate where he served for four years.

He served a one-year term on the Lee County Commission in 1993 when he was appointed by the then Governor. Lawton Chiles.

He returned to the County Commission in 2006 and continued to serve the people of Lee County for 15 years, attending the last meeting two weeks before his death.

He was often known as the “Four to One Frank” and usually found himself on the opposite side of his fellow commissioners.

He wanted the people of Lee County to enjoy the area like he once did when he was younger, and was instrumental in creating a reservation that would bear his name. The Frank Mann Reserve is located at 1699 Joel Boulevard.

look the stream of the service on the church’s website or in the media player below.

CPC Sunday Morning Worship by Gary Brothers on Vimeo.