WILMINGTON -- Hundreds crowded into Thalian Hall to say goodbye to Karl Davis.
There was laughter and tears, as those who spoke at the memorial service shared their stories about Karl.
"I never heard anyone say a bad word about him, or hear him say a bad word," explained Connie Majure-Rhett.
"The first time I saw him, I thought he was going to say he was from the Sopranos," remembered Mayor Bill Saffo.
Those were people sharing their first impressions of Karl.
Karl's sister-in-law shared her final memory, the last time they spoke before his motorcycle accident.
"He said 'what a ride,' I hope I can say that when I go. I hope all of you can use his recipe for life," said Katie Camero.
That recipe for Karl included making a lot of friends, and helping people with his generosity and time.
A difficult for time for Karl's television and immediate family, but both his son and wife were looking to what gifts he left the world.
The service ended with a special presentation of Karl's Consider This in which he urged us to serve our community, showing everyone in attendance that community service was one of Karl's greatest passions.