Jerry Billing served in the Navy during his young life as an Aviation Machinists Mate. He died homeless and alone at the age of 69. No family showed up to claim his remains.
But more than 750 strangers came to his funeral.
"This is a way that we can honor these men and women that leave this world without any family, it's kind of the final respect," funeral home director Todd Tramel said.
Here's how Dignity Memorial and a community came together to pay their respects to a man they never knew: