Heartbroken friends and family of a tragic Fife teenager are expected to line streets next week to give him a send off.
Tributes continue to be paid to 18-year-old Joshua Kerr, who died in Leslie on May 22.
His funeral will take place at 11.45am on Monday June 29 at Kirkcaldy Crematorium and although there can only be eight people at the funeral due to coronavirus restrictions, his family have made special arrangements to give as many people as possible the chance to pay their respects.
The hearse will drive slowly from Josh’s family home down South Parks Road in Glenrothes at 11.15am so neighbours and friends can say goodbye.
The funeral party will also walk Josh slowly from Kirkcaldy High School into the crematorium, where more family and friends can line the streets in his honour.
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Josh was a loyal fan of Raith Rovers and the Kirkcaldy club has urged fellow supporters to turn out for his final journey, with club representatives also expected to be in attendance.
Only the funeral party will be allowed into the crematorium grounds.
Josh’s mother Angela said: “We thank the Rovers fans for all their support in recent weeks.
“Everyone that ever knew Josh loved him. He was perfect and the man we always knew he would be. We loved him so much.”
Josh was also a talented pool player and enjoyed success in the local pool leagues.
A crowdfunding page was set up by the CISWO Snooker League, giving people the chance to contribute to the funeral costs. It has almost quadrupled its initial £1,000 target.
A spokesperson for the league said: “He was a star in the making in the pool circuit and we were looking forward to him following in his dad’s and grandad’s footsteps into the snooker set up when he was ready.
“No parent should ever have to go through this heartache and we can’t make it any easier but we could try to ease the financial burden for them at this difficult time.”
Investigations into Josh’s death at Leslie are continuing.
Grace Ross, 18, appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court on May 25 charged with murder.