Daniel Boone sophomore, Justin Rose, passed away during prayer vigil


The Daniel Boone high school student, who crashed into an embankment last week, died on Wednesday night.

The community spent the evening, praying for his recovery. But News 5 found out from principal Tim Campbell that Justin Rose died during the vigil.

Right after hearing the news, many in the community took to social media to share their sympathies. Campbell said throughout this week, the community really came together to rally behind Justin.

Online - people used the hashtag #BooneStrong and #CowboyUp, a phrase Justin used often.

Those close to him said he had a passion for farming and showing cattle. He was also apart of the nationwide youth group, Future Farmers of America. He and his family are members of Cornerstone Fellowship Church in Fall Branch.

His church led Wednesday's crowd in song and prayer. Their pastor Harold Morelock said many of these people have been in and out of the hospital, visiting the family every day.

"He's such a great young man," principal Tim Campbell said. "He has a great smile, even if you're just joking with him or he passed by. You could tell everything was okay because he gave us that smile."

Justin made a logo with his initials which is now being reprinted on stickers and shirts to raise money for his family.

You can help by visiting Daniel Boone's website: or calling their main number: 423-477-1600.