STAUNTON, Va. - Candles burn through the evening at Gypsy Hill Park on Monday to remember the life of Julian Parrot.
Brenda Sherwood works at the Walmart in Staunton and used to see him and his family all the time.
"They liked checking out with me because I knew how they wanted their things bagged and they wanted to talk," says Sherwood, "We should live the same way he did, unconditionally."
On Thursday, Parrott was found dead at Gypsy Hill Park after being stabbed several times. Police arrested a 16 year-old in connection with Parrott's death. The 16 year-old now faces first-degree murder charges.
At his vigil, there hardly was a dry eye and many people who spoke got emotional.
"He was sweet. He was kind. He was lovable, all I can say is he was really sweet," says Tiffany Nuckoles. She knew Parrott.
Gary Fitzgerald was Parrott's neighbor and says that he's surprised to see all of the people who were touched by Parrott.
"I didn't realize that everybody in this area loved him as much as they did and he was such a friend to everybody but he was, he was a super guy," says Fitzgerald.
You can help Parrott's family with expenses relating to his death by donating to the Julian Parrott Memorial Fund.
You can donate by going to City National Bank in Staunton and asking to make a donation to the "Julian Parrott Memorial Fund".