PHOENIX - Many gathered Saturday, Jan. 9 for a public viewing to honor a well-known and respected member of the Valley community.
People gathered outdoors at the Calvin C. Goode municipal building in downtown Phoenix for a public viewing of a man who was known for being soft-spoken.
He was also known for being fiercely committed to helping people struggling with poverty.
Calvin C. Goode
"Once early in my time as an elective official, he presented me with a bag of rocks and pointed out a vacant lot where we needed to be building affordable housing, and we are moving forward on that, honoring his legacy," Mayor Kate Gallego said.
Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams also paid tribute, saying, it was a special sendoff for a man to lay in state in front of a building named after him.
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