HOOVER, Ala. (WIAT) — Hoover City Council President Pro Tem Brian Skelton died over the weekend. He’d been hospitalized since reportedly suffering a stroke in June.
Friends, family, and community leaders gathered at Hunter Street Baptist Church on Wednesday for the visitation and funeral.
Skelton was a long time Hoover City Council member who also served one year as mayor after the resignation of Frank Skinner in 1999. He was fifty-six years old.
Former Hoover City Councilman Trey Lott says Skelton was a dear friend and trusted advisor.
“Brian was one of the greatest people you’ll ever meet. He’d do anything for you. He’d give you the shirt off his back. He was a mentor to me on the city council and I never did anything without asking his opinion. We may not always agree on it, but he just was so knowledgeable and would always help with anything, any kind of problems. He was a great father, just a great man. And the City of Hoover is going to miss him and the people that knew we were going to miss him and I think he’s one of the men responsible for why the City of Hoover is as great as it is today. So it’s a sad day for everybody and I’m going to miss my good friend Brian,” said Lott.