ASHLAND, KY (WOWK) — Visitation for Cpl. Jacob Moore at Boyd County High School started today, April 3 at 12 p.m. It will last until 6 p.m.

“I think it’s great how the community really came together for his family, for him, and his memory,” said Lara Cox, a friend of Cpl. Jacob Moore. “I think he’s smiling watching.”

Those who gathered say it was heartbreaking to see his flag covered casket. Many were teary eyed as they looked through snapshots and special moments from his life, remembering who he was, and the impact he left on those around him.

“He was hilarious and always cracking jokes with me,” said Cox. “Even in the most serious moments, he just had to make a joke to make somebody smile. He just loved making people smile.”

A funeral service will be held on Monday, April 4 from 11 a.m to 12:30 p.m.

Neal-Kilgore & Collier Funeral Homes are handling the services.

Moore, 24 of Cattletsburg, was a member of the United States Marine Corps. He died during a NATO training exercise in Norway on March 19, along with three other Marines.

Community members say the young hero’s sacrifice for his country will not be forgotten.

According to his obituary burial will be held at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North East in Grayson, Kentucky.

Cpl. Moore was a graduate of Boyd County High School.  His obituary asks for donations to a scholarship fund in his honor. 

“The family wishes to aid students who have not been deemed scholarship eligible but desire to further their education upon high school graduation,” the obituary says.