Former Tucson mayor George Miller died early Thursday morning.

Former Tucson mayor George Miller died early Christmas morning at the age of 92.

Miller died at 12:15 a.m. at a nursing home here, the family says.

“He was sharp as a tack all the way to the end. He just had a body that was failing. He always loved to tell jokes and he told jokes to the very end,” said his stepson, Gene Einfrank.

With his time on the council and as mayor, he was one of Tucson’s longest-serving elected officials.

Miller served more than two decades at the City Hall.

He spent 14 years as a city councilman and eight years as mayor. He retired in 1999.

The family will have a small private gathering Friday and is planning a larger community event in the next couple of weeks.

Stay tuned to Tucson.com for more details throughout the day.