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Loved ones gather to remember 20-year-old Trafton Shiver

Posted at 4:31 AM, Jul 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-15 04:31:53-04

(WTXL) — Someone who always smiled, that's how family and friends are remembering the life of Trafton Shiver, the young Navy man who died in a car crash in Wakulla, just a couple of weeks ago.

Shiver and his parents were headed back home from dinner June 28 when his Jeep Wrangler ran off the road on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Road.

Saturday, family and friends say their final goodbye.

Trafton Shiver touched a lot of people in his 20 years of living.

In fact, the funeral service didn't even have enough seats to accommodate everyone there.

No one was surprised to see that Shiver knew so many people.

Loved ones call Shiver outgoing.

He grew up in Carrabelle, moved to Wakulla, then moved to Georgia where he was stationed in Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base.

They say that he constantly made new friends while remaining close to his old friends.

Family, friends, and fellow servicemen who knew Shiver say that the young man was always smiling, dancing, and laughing.

It's something that they say will forever live on.

"Always smiling. I'm going to try to emulate the best that I can. See the positive in every situation. He would get mad realquick and then start smiling. 'Ain't no point. I'm good.' That was his thing. That's what I'm going to start doing," said Ethan Grant.

Shiver was also a Jeep lover. Dozens of Jeep's lined the road as Shiver made the ride to his final resting place.