Albion Park's Gary Pearce was remembered by hundreds at a Kembla Grange funeral service on Thursday however the circumstances surrounding his death on April 27 still remain a mystery.
Gary's body was found by police at Narrawa on June 9 in a burnt out car.
Police said it appeared the car had lost control, left the roadway and travelled through a paddock and hit a tree.
Civil celebrant Michael Bourke began the service by saying "we draw a sigh today...there is probably a whole lot more questions than we have answers but we come here to reminisce a little".
Those who gathered at the service - many of whom were dressed in flannel shirts, jeans and had cowboy hats to pay homage to Gary's love of cowboys - heard stories of a "cheeky" Gary in childhood.
A tearful Gary Sr and Jo-Ann Pearce acknowledged their 21-year-old son was a "challenging kid" in their eulogy but said they would always love and be proud of him.
"When he was younger he had a swimming instructor who said 'he could talk under water with a mouth full of marbles'," Mr Pearce said.
"As he got older...he would ring his mother every day, four or five times a day until she would eventually answer."
Gary was remembered as a man who loved to fix items that weren't broken and enjoyed tinkering with vehicles.
Mrs Pearce told stories of Gary's "cheeky smile", family holidays and his protectiveness of his family and friends.
"Gary always loved kids and he always wanted to be a dad," Mrs Pearce said. "He would have been a great dad."
"Gary is our son and we love him very much and we miss him everyday. There are no words to describe what we have been through and what we are going through now."
Mrs Pearce got a tattoo in memory of her son.
"Gary's life in the last couple of years was especially challenging but he was very much still a part of our family," Mr Pearce said.
"He was a mummy's boy and that never changed.
"We may not have agreed with your life choices buddy, but we are proud of you.
"You have the kindest heart, would do anything for anyone and unfortunately you thought everyone was your mate. You're a good person bonehead."
His sister Jessica said she would miss her long talks and texts and silly Snapchats with her brother.
"Who am I going to talk to now?" She said.
Gary's other siblings and friend Justin spoke at the service before a collection of photos of Gary's life were shown.
Family and friends were then invited to lay flowers on Gary's coffin before his family carried him out to the waiting hearse accompanied by "Goodbye Song" from his favourite children's cartoon Bear in the Big BlueHouse.