On Monday evening people gathered in a Middle Tennessee community to remember a young life taken far too soon.
Visitation services for Eli Borders began at 5 p.m. at Alexander Funeral home in Lafayette.
Borders was killed on Friday night after the Tennessee Highway Patrol says he was a drag racing another truck on Long Creek Road in Macon County.
"It ain't gonna feel real until we don't see him on that first day back," said Kade Allen, a friend of Borders.
Borders was set to start his senior year at Macon County High School. His friends say he loved being a part of his community and sharing his faith.
"He told me his testimony and it really just made me feel a lot better after the occasion that happened, knowing where he's at, and that i'll see him one day later." said Trent Cook, another friend of Borders.
"Just a God loving, hard-working man was all he was. He really loved his friends and family, it was really dear to him, they always come first." said Logan Thompson, a friend of Borders.