HENDERSONVILLE, TN (WSMV) - There was a big turnout on Friday for the funeral of a homeless veteran.

The service was for 70-year-old Army veteran Riki Reece.

People who knew Reece said he was always friendly at his post by the local WalMart.

He did not have any family but contributions to hold his funeral were paid for by the veterans organization.

“I’m sure that Mr. Reese had good times, lots of ‘em we don’t know, but I imagine some good times with his 70 years on earth. We know he went through the valley, but what we do know is whether he was atop of the mountain or in the valley, God walked with him.”

A short processional was held after the ceremony.

Reece was buried with military honors in the Cremation Garden at Hendersonville Memory Gardens.

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