Shain loved off-road driving and drinking beer, she said.
"It's what he did best," Swiney said.
Swiney's aunt, Angie Shaffer, called Shain a "good ol' country boy."
"He had a special place in your heart if you ever met him," Shaffer said. "He just enjoyed life and he was always at church, like they said."
Shaffer said at first she didn't think the television show was a good idea but she did watch it.
"Some of it was scripted," she said. "But that was Shain...
"He had a heart of gold."
The service also brought out fans of the television show he starred in.
Tony Slutz, his wife Renee and his brother, Dalton Slutz, 14, drove from Chillicothe, Ohio Saturday to attend the service. The brothers described themselves as big fans of "Buckwild."
The two also made a trip to Sissonville in February, when they knocked on the door of Gandee's house, they said.
Shain was not home at the time, but they met Loretta Gandee, he said.
"She was great," Tony Slutz said of Shain's mother. "She said it happened all the time."
The brothers watched the show weekly and don't think it portrayed West Virginia in a negative way, they said.
"There's places just like that in Ohio," Tony Slutz said of Sissonville. "Just a little town."
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