Rep. Tony Sellier, R-Fort Valley, died Tuesday night of congestive heart failure at a Peach County hospital.
Sellier, 65, represented parts of Bibb, Crawford, Houston, Lamar, Monroe, Peach and Upson counties in District 136.
First elected in 2006, Sellier was recently elected to a third term. He served on the Agriculture and Consumer Affairs, Defense and Veterans Affairs, Education and Health and Human Services committees.
A former auditor with Burlington Industries, Sellier moved to Fort Valley in 1975 with Blue Bird Corp., where he served as manager of audit and special projects. Before retiring in 2006, he was corporate director of financial services.
Sellier was a volunteer interpreter, educator and cultural liaison through his church’s migrant ministry.
Born in Point-a-Pierre, Trinidad in the West Indies, he was raised in the oil camps of Venezuela, where his father worked for Mobil Oil Co.
A naturalized U.S. citizen, Sellier earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of West Florida. He is survived by his wife, Judye, and three grown children.