DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Larry Register has been battling Vascular Dementia for approximately six years and recently went into hospice.

Early Monday morning, the fight concluded, as Register was called home at the age of 83.

Register was heavily invested in the city of Dothan as he served as the mayor from 1985 to 1989, just one term before mayor Mark’s Saliba’s father, Alfred.

“He and my father was friends so I know their family well mayor Register was a very good man very community-oriented gave back to the community,”

Outside of being a city employee, he served as a businessman, real estate developer, and state senator.

Register was most known for his influential efforts of bringing arts to Dothan as he was a part of the first feasibility study for the Wiregrass Museum of Art and he helped develop the festival of murals committee which led Dothan to become a mural city.

“But downtown if you look outside the civic center we worked together putting a really beautiful art piece out there to remember leaders like him from the past and all the statues that are down next to the civic center,” Former Dothan Mayor Mike Schmitz said.

Register’s family is still active in growing the Dothan community and he leaves behind his wife sue, four children, and three grandchildren.

The family is sorting out funeral arrangements and announcements will be made by Sunset Memorial Park.