One of Sanibel's longest-serving public servants passed away Saturday at the age of 92.
Francis Bailey served as mayor of Sanibel in 1979. He was on the city council from the mid-1970's through the late 90's. Bailey was elected to Sanibel's first City Council following incorporation. That council adopted the first budget for the City of Sanibel, hired the first city manager and adopted the city seal and flag.
Bailey was also a World War II veteran and volunteer firefighter.
Flags on the island were lowered Saturday in honor of Bailey. His family will hold a community celebration in his honor on June 16.