Community lines Mt. Juliet roads for Rowan Frensley procession

Posted at 5:02 PM, Dec 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-16 18:02:07-05

MT. JULIET, Tenn. (WTVF) — Friends, neighbors and community members lined the streets in Mt. Juliet to show their love and support as the procession for 7-year-old Rowan Frensley passed by them.

Dozens of people stood out in the rain to support the Frensley family after the boy was killed in the Mt. Juliet Christmas parade. As participants were unloading from the floats, Frensley was accidentally run over by a trailer his father was driving.

A vigil was held Sunday in which the community showed a massive amount of support. On Monday, Mt. Juliet police, fire, city employees and the Wilson County Sheriff's Office all escorted Rowan to the Sellers Funeral Home.

Community members say it was all about rallying behind the family.

"I can’t imagine that happening," said Joel Hardy. I was fortunate to raise three grown children and have five grandchildren and the loss of any of those would just devastate me. I just want those folks to know people here care about them, love them; and we pray that God will be with them and give them as much as they can get."

Funeral arrangements will not be made public. You can give toward the family through this gofundme page.