Maryville teen Skyler Boring remembered one year after he was sh

Maryville teen Skyler Boring remembered one year after he was shot and killed

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Loved ones gathered at Coulter's Bridge Sunday to release balloons in Skyler's honor. Loved ones gathered at Coulter's Bridge Sunday to release balloons in Skyler's honor.
His mom, Amy Boring, wrote "I love you Skyler" on a balloon. His mom, Amy Boring, wrote "I love you Skyler" on a balloon.
A picture taken shortly before his death shows Skyler jumping off Coulter's Bridge into the water. A picture taken shortly before his death shows Skyler jumping off Coulter's Bridge into the water.
By KAYLA STRAYER
6 News Reporter


BLOUNT COUNTY (WATE) - Friends and family gathered in Maryville Sunday night to remember Skyler Boring nearly one year after he was shot and killed.

Previous Story: Maryville teen killed in apparent accidental shooting

The 17-year-old had just graduated from Heritage High School in Maryville when authorities say he was accidentally shot by a friend last May.

As we've reported, an 18-year-old unnamed man was charged on Friday with criminally negligent homicide in this case.

Previous Story: Teen charged in 2013 accidental shooting death of Maryville teen

Loved ones gathered at Coulter's Bridge Sunday to release balloons in Skyler's honor.

His mom, Amy Boring, wrote "I love you Skyler" on a balloon.

"No parent ever imagines their child will be gone, ever. It's not even imaginable. I still feel like this is entirely surreal situation. I still listen for his car sometimes at night," Boring says.

"We'd much rather have our boy of course, but we can't. So all we can do is try to continue to make sure that he does not get forgotten," said Skyler's grandma Judy Mincey.

A picture taken shortly before his death shows Skyler jumping off Coulter's Bridge into the water. On Sunday, his friends jumped in the same spot as his mom looked on.
 
"That's definitely for Skyler," Boring said.

To end the night, Skyler's friends built a bonfire under the bridge, now plastered with his name.  

"It feels good to be able to carry on his legend," said friend Nathan Wilson.

"Oh ya he's watching down over all of us," friend John Proffitt said.

"He's with us in more ways than one. He will always be there, he's always around. There's nothing that can replace him, said friend Jayson Barr. 

The Boring family started the Skyler "Rooster" Boring Wrestling Foundation to help keep his memory alive.

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