ELKO -- County Commissioner and longtime Elko attorney Grant Gerber died late Saturday night from injuries suffered earlier this month on the Grass March/Cowboy Express.
His funeral is planned for Friday, which is Nevada Day.
"Dad passed last night at 11 p.m. surrounded by our family telling stories of his life and listening to his favorite songs," said his son Travis Gerber. "He was an exceptional man, but we know his spirit lives on."
Gerber and the horse he was riding fell on Oct. 7 while in Kansas. He suffered a head injury but went on to complete the coast-to-coast ride in protest of federal over-regulation of public land.
"Thank you all for the outpouring of thoughts and prayers. Dad is truly loved and missed by all," Travis Gerber told the Free Press.
Gerber grew up in Elko County and contributed to many aspects of the community. He was elected to the county commission in 2012.
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He volunteered to serve on nonprofit boards, including the Great Basin College Foundation's planned giving committee and the Northeastern Nevada Museum Board, as well as the VFW Honor Guard.
Gerber worked pro bono for community entities, such as the SnoBowl and the animal shelter.