First Baptist Church of Milton officials said their church could handle about 1,000 people, making it one of the larger venues of worship in the area.

MILTON — Funeral arrangements were posted late Thursday afternoon for former state senator Robert Gregory "Greg" Evers.

A visitation for the popular Panhandle politician and farmer will be from 5-7 p.m. Monday evening at the First Baptist Church of Milton. The funeral service will be Tuesday at 1 p.m.

Lewis Funeral Home in Milton is handling the arrangements.

First Baptist Church of Milton officials said their church could handle about 1,000 people, making it one of the larger venues of worship in the area. Evers was not a member there.

Evers, who was 62, died Monday night near Baker when his truck left Griffith Mill Road and became submerged in the water at Penny Creek Bridge.

His body wasn't discovered until Tuesday when a passing motorist called 911 after noticing the damaged guardrail and stopped to investigate. He told the 911 dispatcher that the creek was 18-feet deep in places and that he could only see the back of the vehicle.

Evers was elected to the State House of Representatives in 2001 and served until 2010, when he became a state senator. He left office in 2016 to run for Congress, a bid that he lost.

Locally, he is known for Akers of Strawberries, a popular strawberry picking destination near Baker.

As news of his death spread this week, folks across the state mourned the loss of the laid-back politician.