The sanctuary of Hilltop Community Church was filled to capacity on Tuesday with overflow in secondary rooms as close to 700 people celebrated the life of 19-year-old Dan Palmer.
The one sentiment that echoed throughout the service was that Palmer was a man of God.
"If you want to know how to have a life of value, pay attention because Dan had that," Pastor Derrick Carpenter said. "Dan's life was not wasted. Dan lived his life for Jesus Christ, and that's the message he wanted to share with us."
Palmer was killed on Thanksgiving morning in a two-vehicle accident on …