Ballard County, Ky -
Funeral services have been set for Michael Lair. A visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 14th at the Wickliffe First Baptist Church.
The funeral will be held on Thursday, January 15th at 11:00 a.m. at the Wickliffe First Baptist Church.
For more information on funeral arrangements, click here. In a somber scene, Michael Lair's classmates and closest friends joined in hands and prayer to remember the 17-year-old Ballard Memorial Bomber. Lair died Thursday from injuries in a traffic crash last weekend.
Collin Garner attended a prayer service inside the school's gym Thursday. He's not only Lair's friend, but teammate on the gridiron. "There's people all over the county and different counties that have prayed for him," Garner said.
Garner said Lair had a difficult few years playing football. He had a season ending concussion last year and broken ribs this year. "Just don't seem right," he said.
Lair's football coach John Elliott said Lair was one of those kids you'd never forget. "We had a very successful year and he was a big part of it," Elliott said.
Elliott said Lair's parents need just as much prayers and the message the students sent was one of compassion and heartbreak. "We pray for her and understand, try to understand what she's going through and we're here for her if she needs us," he told Local 6.
If these signs are any indication Lair's life meant something, Garner said the outpouring of support shows his classmates meant something to him, too. "Stay strong and praise God through all this adversity," Garner said.
If you would like to help contribute to Michael Lair's GoFundMe account, click here.