COPPERAS COVE, Texas (KWTX) The first day of remembrance services for Copperas Cove Mayor Frank Seffrood were held Saturday afternoon.
Seffrood is being remembered as a kind and loving person, someone who was always there when you needed him.
“Frank was there for everybody. I don’t believe there was anybody who wouldn’t ask him for help – Frank was there," Ingeborg Hunt said.
Hunt says she had known Seffrood since 1979. Those words describing the mayor was heard often at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home during a visitation.
Seffrood, a retired Army veteran of 23 years, is also being remembered as someone who cared about his community.
“He cared about the community as a whole. If you had, you know, a matter that needed to be taken care of, he made sure they addressed that," Jennie Torres said.
Former Killeen Mayor Timothy Hancock remembers the days of working with then-Copperas Cove City Councilman Seffrood.
“He was to me the kindest person I met on the Cove council and Killeen council," Hancock said.
He says the mayor was a special person and will be missed.
“I’m just shocked. I’m just so sorry, as far as I’m concern, he left too soon. As the mayor, they will have to look hard to replace him, as far as I’m concerned," he said.
A second visitation is set for Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral service is set for Monday at Holy Family Catholic Church.