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Former Jackson Mayor Dale Danks passes away



Dale Danks passes away at 81. (Photo via WLBT)

Former Jackson Mayor and Metro Area Attorney Dale Danks passed away on Wednesday afternoon at the age of 81 due to complications from a stroke according to WLBT.

Danks served as Jackson Mayor from 1977 to 1989 and oversaw the transition of Jackson’s form of government from a Mayor-Commission form of government to a Mayor-Council form.

Danks would go on to serve as a municipal court judge in the City of Madison. Danks was known as a tremendous orator and found great success in his practice of law.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

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