Mourners gathered Saturday to remember Alex Apps at his funeral service at the Baptist Church of Beaufort.
Apps was killed Oct. 3 in Charleston County while attempting to sell his pickup truck to two men responding to his advertisement on Craigslist, according to authorities.
An obituary in the funeral program remarked on the jovial spirit and dedication Apps brought to everything he did, from preparing for law school to hunting, fishing and shag dancing.
"We all know this earthly life is temporal, but his was ended much too soon in a violent act that is all too commonplace in our society," the program said. "Alex's passing leaves a void in the lives of not only his family and a large number of friends, but also a community."
Apps' mother, Agatha, concluded the program with words of gratitude.
"Thank you to all who befriended Alex, loved him, and experienced life with him," she wrote. "Words are just not enough."