East Texas Leader Died In A Local Hospital

An East Texas town is mourning the loss of its leader.

Huntington mayor Lamar Tinsley died Sunday after a long battle with an illness. Tinsley was 73 years old.

Born, just a few miles out of Huntington, Tinsley married his high school sweetheart and raised five children. Before becoming Huntington's mayor in 1996, he worked for Texas Foundries for 48 years.

Funeral services for Lamar Tinsley are set for 10:00 a.m. Wednesday morning at Huntington High School.