Former South Daytona Mayor Joe Piggotte dies at 81

SOUTH DAYTONA -- Former South Daytona Mayor Joe Pigotte died Tuesday evening at the Hospice Care Center in Port Orange. He was 81.

The South Daytona "Coach" Joe Piggotte Community Center, 504 Big Tree Road, is named for the former coach at Mainland High School in Daytona Beach and then Spruce Creek High School in Port Orange.

Piggotte, a native of Alabama was a South Daytona councilman before becoming mayor, 1988 to 2005. He was the father of Circuit Judge Juliane Piggotte and Spruc CrekkHigh SchoolAsst. Principal Joey Piggotte.

A memorial service for Piggotte will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Port Orange Presbyterian Church, 4662 S. Clyde Morris Blvd.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, FL 32127.