JESSAMINE CO., Ky. (WKYT) - Take a trip down to Jessamine County and you will be hard-pressed to find a place that hasn't been touched RJ Corman's generosity, including East Jessamine High School.
"He has done a tremendous amount of good for Nicholasville, he helps the community and he helps the schools ," said Dave Wash, a friend of RJ Corman.
Talk to anyone around town and they will tell you why RJ Corman will be remembered as the cornerstone of the community, the same community that he called home
"He made his home right here, he was visible here. the thing with RJ Corman is that it didn't matter who you are or what your socio economic status was, he would come over and shake your hand and ask you how you're doing," said Tommy Cobb, a friend of Corman.
Before Friday's football game at East Jessamine, a moment of silence was held for Corman allowing folks to reflect on the man who meant a lot to many.
"He had a tremendous amount of influence in our community and all over central Kentucky and he was just a great individual," Wash said.
"His passing has created a somberness for our community because we truly have lost someone extremely special to this area and this community," Cobb told us.
There was still a sense of somberness at the game but there was even a stronger sense of community which is exactly what friends of Corman say he would've wanted.