MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - State budget hearings were put on hold Wednesday so lawmakers could attend the funeral of a popular state senator.
Funeral services for seven-term senator "Pat" Lindsey (D -Choctow County) were held Wednesday afternoon at First United Methodist Church in Butler.
Lindsey died Sunday morning of an apparent heart attack while on a hunting trip in west Alabama.
The senator was born in Meridian, Mississippi and received a B.S. in Geology at the University of Alabama. He also graduated from the University of Alabama's School of Law.
He held the Chairperson position on the Constitution, Campaign Finance, Ethics & Elections committee at the time of his death as well as numerous other positions.
W.H. "Pat" Lindsey was 72-years-old.