SHERMAN, Texas (KTEN) -- On Saturday, family and friends honored the life and legacy of Bob Slagel at the Grayson County Courthouse. 

Slagel was an attorney and the state chair of the Democratic Party in which he endorsed the Civil Right Act.

Laughs were shared and tears were shed in the remembrance of the great life he shared. 

"He was the kindest and most wonderful person, and the legacy he left is all the people that have come today to share this time with him," said Slagel's wife, Susan Slagel.

Many say he was a great man and will miss him greatly.