WATCH: Community remembers longtime Huntsville City Council member at public service


HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The public paid its respects to a longtime member of the Huntsville City Council Thursday.

Dr. Richard Showers, Sr., who died Saturday, October 16, will be laid to rest on Friday, October 22 at New Mount Marrish Baptist Church Cemetery in Lillian, Alabama (located in extreme southeast Baldwin County).

Public viewing was held Thursday at Union Chapel Missionary Baptist Church (315 Winchester Road NE, Huntsville).

Funeral services took place after the public viewing.

Showers was a member of the City Council, representing District 1, for 28 years, winning his first election in 1988.

The Dr. Richard Showers, Sr. Recreation Center, located at 4600 Blue Spring Road NW, is named in his honor.

In 2016, the City of Huntsville spent $1.2 million to upgrade the facility and add an outdoor splash pad.

To read the full obituary for Dr. Showers, click here.

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