OPELIKA, Ala. (WTVM) - Southern Union State Community College is remembering one of their own who tragically passed away in a car crash.
Parker Boswell, a freshman basketball player, was killed in an accident on September 17.
School officials say the memorial service and tree planting for Boswell was a way for those who knew him to remember and honor him.
They say Boswell was well-loved by his teammates, coaches, professors, classmates and everyone.
“If you knew Parker, he always had a smile on his face, always went out of his way to make others feel included. I think it’s that part of his personality that resonated today. A lot of the students spoke about him. There was a song. It was very positive event. He was a great basketball player, but he was an even more exceptional person,” said Todd Shackett, president of Southern Union State Community College.
Officials say that before becoming to college, Boswell was a standout on the basketball court at Spain Park High School where he earned all-county honors as a senior in 2019.