COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A candlelight vigil is scheduled for Wednesday night in Columbus to remember longtime businessman and leader in the Latino community, Harold "Lefty"
The 62-year-old died Tuesday morning at a Birmingham hospital. The family says he had been suffering with heart and liver problems for the last several months.
Encarnacion was the owner of Millie's Market, which closed its door last month, because of his failing health. Millie's Market had been open on the Southside for 20 years.
Columbus City Councilwoman Mimi Woodson said Encarnacion would "give you the shirt off his back and will be greatly missed."
"He really believed in trying to bring the community together," Woodson said.
He leaves behind a wife and three children. Friends and former customers will gather for the vigil in front of Millie's Market on South Lumpkin Road at 7 p.m.