MONROE, N.C. - A Union County School Board member who served for decades will be laid to rest Friday.
John Crowder died of a stroke last week at the age of 77.
His death came just days after he led a controversial vote to send thousands of students to different schools in Union County.
Families who are fighting the redistricting said they would hold off on filing a lawsuit out of respect for Crowder.
The funeral is at 2 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church in Monroe.