In a moving tribute to a man known as "everyone's best mate" hundreds of mourners formed a guard of honour to say goodbye to Jack Williams.
Escorted by three motorbikes, Jack made his final journey on Friday from Lester and Sons funeral home in North Albury to Jindera Lutheran Cemetery where more than 500 family and friends lined Pioneer Drive to say their goodbyes.
The 27-year-old died when his Ford Ranger crashed into a tree on Howlong-Kywong Road, Walbundrie about 2.30am on May 10.
His funeral service was attended by 30 family and friends due to pandemic restrictions but was live streamed on Facebook with the hundreds outside the cemetery gates watching from their phones.
A mate to everyone he met
Jack's three siblings remembered their older brother as their best mate who was "always the life of the party".
"Jack was such a talented and outgoing person who was liked by everyone," Rhianna said.
"He never said no to his mates and he always had time for our family. Some would say we were two peas in a pod sometimes.
"I never realised how privileged I was to be able to spend so much time with him.
"It is not often you see a brother and sister living together, working together, travelling together or partying together."
Remembered as a family man
Rhianna recalled a time just after she found out she was pregnant with her son Jackson, who is named after Jack.
"Crying I told him, 'I can't do this alone' and he looked at me and said 'you will always have me'.
"I said 'Jackson needs a dad' and he said 'I'll be Jackson's dad' and I said 'It is going to be weird if he goes to school telling people his uncle is his dad'."
Rhianna said the reason she named her son after Jack was "still valid to this day".
"I want my son to grow up and turn out just like his uncle," she said.
"I want him to be strong and stick up for himself but at the same I want him to have the biggest heart.
"I want him to walk into the room and everyone's face light up knowing the party was here.
"If my son grows up to be even the slightest bit like his uncle Jack then my job is done. Thank you for a life-time of memories."
A mother's final goodbye
Through tears of pain, Jack's mother Rebecca remembered her "beautiful boy" as the rock in their family.
After the devastating death of their first child Courtney in infancy, heartbroken parents Rebecca and Rodney, or Bec and Butch as they are affectionately known, said they would never lose another child.
"Today I stand here in the position no one should ever have to be in," Rebecca said.
"On Mother's Day our hearts were just ripped out.
"When Butch and I sat together and got told our beautiful baby Jack was gone and he was only 10 minutes from home we were so lost and heartbroken on where we will go from here.
"Our beautiful children are our whole world.
"Over the years we had come to terms with the loss of Courtney as we believed the reason we lost her was so we could go on to have our four beautiful kids and they would always be safe because we would never lose another one.
"And now we have lost Jack and we cant make sense of everything."
Rebecca said Jack always had time for everyone and "just loved to party".
"Our baby was so known and loved by so many people," she said.
"One thing Butch, Charlie, Rhianna, Britt and myself will always hold onto, no matter what was going on with Jack, he was always there if any of us needed him."
Rebecca said she treasures the past six months with Jack living back at home, after spending years living and working in Sydney.
"The hardest thing will be not having him stand in my kitchen and just hug me because he could," she said.
"We love you Jack and we will forever miss you my beautiful boy."
The service concluded with a tribute to the passionate Hawthorn supporter with brown and gold balloons released while the club song played.
Jack is survived by parents Rodney and Rebecca, siblings Charlie, Rhianna and Brittni, nephew Jackson and niece Mia.