Tyrone Woods, 41, of Imperial Beach will be laid to rest Thursday afternoon following a private ceremony at a Naval Air Station North Island chapel.
With an escort from Patriot Guard Riders shortly before noon, the former Navy SEAL was brought from Coronado to Fort Rosecrans National Cemetary where he will receive full military honors at 2 p.m., the City of Coronado and 10News said.
Ceremonies began at Greenwood Memorial Park Thursday morning, 10News said.
Woods is survived by his three sons, Tyrone Jr., Kai and Hunter and wife Dorothy Narvaez-Woods.
Friends and neighbors described him as a private and quiet man, while his mother and ex-wife called him someone who lived for his .
Woods was an ex-Navy SEAL who in recent years worked in private security protecting American diplomats in Central America and the Middle East.
His remains and those of three others killed in attacks on an American consulate in Libya arrived back on American soil last Friday, greeted by President Obama and their families.
Sean Smith and Eric Doherty also called San Diego home.
Woods body was flown to San Diego Tuesday evening.
"He had the hands of a healer as well as the arm of a warrior, earning distinction as a registered nurse and certified paramedic," said Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in remarks last Friday.