BOISE -- A flying tribute today to one of the most influential men Boise has ever known.
It's been six days since a tragic plane crash took the life of Micron CEO Steve Appleton at the Boise Airport.
Today, Appleton was laid to rest at Dry Creek Cemetery, northwest of Boise.
Since Friday, we've heard memories of how Appleton was a leader, an innovator, and a philanthropist.
But today, he was mourned as a husband, father, son, and friend.
After a private service at Saint John's Cathedral, a long, slow procession of cars wound into the cemetery.
More than 100 of Appleton's closest family and friends gathered around the final resting place of a man who meant so much to them, but also meant so much to a company, an industry, and a community.
As the service was coming to a close, one of Appleton's jets boomed across the overcast sky, above his loved ones.
Shortly after, another tribute to Appleton's love of flight, as four single-engine planes flew over. Then, a plane Appleton used to pilot himself, peeled off, flying alone into the distance.
The missing man formation - for a man who's legacy will live on in the company he helmed for more than 20 years, the schools he helped grow, and the people he inspired.
Appleton's legacy continues to grow.
Memorial funds have already been established in his name with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Boise State University Foundation -- the school he attended, played tennis for, and continued to give back to throughout the years.
The Micron Foundation donated $25,000 to each of the funds in honor of Appleton.
A public memorial service for Appleton will be held later this month.
His public memorial service will be held on Feb. 23, at 10 a.m. at Taco Bell Arena on the Boise State campus.