Friends Gather To Remember Classmate Killed in Car Accident

By Anna Yee

February 17, 2011 Updated Feb 17, 2011 at 11:11 PM CDT

Friends are remembering 23-year-old Garrett Mooberry of East Peoria and the legacy he left behind after being involved in a fatal car accident this week.

Friends say anyone who knew Mooberry knew he was charismatic, outgoing, and lovable.

He was even considered a "super fan" at Peoria Christian High School.

According to faculty and friends, his most memorable trademark was bringing "frosty" the snowman to basketball games.

Mooberry's closest friends say he would never miss a game.

"The amazing part about how he was such a good leader for the cheers and the snowman and all that was that nobody disliked him," said Sean Neilson, a friend of Garrett Mooberry. "You couldn't find anybody that would say something bad about him."

"He could walk into a room of people that was just completely dead and just turn it into something exciting and fun," said said W. Dean Proctor, another friend of Mooberry. "There's no way he's going to be forgotten at any time."

Proctor says although Mooberry joked around a lot, he was a dedicated soccer player and a hard worker.

His visitation will be Friday from 4-8pm at Bethel Lutheran Church at 425 North Missouri Avenue in Morton.

The Funeral service will follow there on Saturday at 11 am.

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