After serving the city for 21 years, Mayor John Lawson has passed away.
The city's long time mayor died Monday morning after a short battle with cancer.
The 87-year-old Lawson had served as Mayor for the past 14 years. Prior to that, he was first elected as a DeFuniak Springs City Council member back in 1983.
His current term doesn't end until April of next year and no decision has been made on a replacement.
City Manager Mike Stardley called Lawson an outstanding community servant who will be missed by all.