Tommy Olmstead, the man who served Central Georgia on the city, county, and state level, was laid to rest Saturday.
Olmstead's family, friends, and local leaders like Commissioner Sam Hart, District Attorney Greg Winters, Bibb County Sheriff Jerry Modena, and Chief Deputy David Davis, came to Vineville United Methodist Church to honor the leader.
"When I have spoken to people this week, when we discussed Mayor Olmstead, I don't think we have known yet what we have lost he was such a good man, Macon, Bibb County, Middle Georgia lost a great man this week," said District Attorney Greg Winters.
Olmstead was involved in the community in many ways, he served as Macon's Mayor, a Bibb County Commissioner, a State Senator, and a Georgia commissioner of human resources.
"Tommy Olmstead was really truly a public servant who worked across this community to make it better," said Sam Hart, Chairman of the Bibb County Commission. "He worked in county government he worked in city government and he negotiated just as hard for the county when he was part of it as he did for the city when he was part of it."
Hart said he worked with Olmstead when Hart was Chairman of the Finance Committee.
"He's one of the guys who held everybody accountable and he had high expectations from everybody, and again, he was the kind of guy what you had to do was bring it everyday. He expected it. You know, he would disagree without being disagreeable, but he would again compromise when he thought it was for the betterment of the community," said Hart.
Olmstead was laid to rest at Riverside Cemetery in Macon.
"I think his biggest legacy is going to be the contributions that he has made both to state government, representative for state also for what he has done for this community as mayor and as chairman, you are not going to hold those positions without making a mark on this community," said Chief Deputy David Davis of Bibb County.