Aaron Bradley Beasley, who with his friend died in a truck crash in the foothills off Highway 168, will be remembered at a service at 2 p.m. Friday at Clovis Hills Community Church.
Beasley was 19 when he was killed May 1.
His family asked those who attend to dress like a cowboy to celebrate the life of a “good ol’ country boy.”
“We will celebrate the life of our precious boy,” mother Sarah Young Beasley posted on her Facebook wall. “Feel free to fill this service with Wranglers, boots and cowboy hats.”
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Beasley, along with Austin Wagenleitner, were in a pickup truck that tumbled down a steep, rocky embankment off the four-lane portion of the highway, about a mile west of Beal Fire Road between Auberry and Shaver Lake.
A third person in the truck, Jason Kirby, survived. The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the crash.
A service for Wagenleitner was held Tuesday.
A gofundme.com page in honor of Beasley had raised $6,945 toward a $15,000 goal as of late Thursday, including almost $1,000 in the past three days, to help his family cover expenses.
Beasley is remembered for liking coffee, racing dune buggies and visiting Pismo Beach.
“He loved his family, friends and the great outdoors,” Young Beasley wrote to The Fresno Bee. “His loving heart, contagious smile and big blue eyes will be missed by all.”