The court battle over the Chardon Healing Fund is far from over, but Thursday brought a partial victory for the victims' families.
CHARDON, Ohio - Friends of Russell King Jr. attended his funeral on a rainy Thursday morning at the Church of St. Mary in Chardon.
King, 17, died a day after being shot at Chardon High School by alleged gunman TJ Lane.
King is described as an easy-going teen and well-liked by his classmates. He was studying alternative energy at the Auburn Career Center and was a junior at Chardon High School.
Kelly Lynch, one of King's classmates, has known him since elementary school.
"If someone was having a bad day, he'd come up and try to make you laugh. He was just always joking around with everyone," said Lynch.
Neighbor Kati Ostrosky said King would always help neighbors out, especially in the summer.
"He was always helping out different families if they needed different help, you know, like putting carpet down, or making hay or something in the summer. He was always there, if you needed him," said Ostrosky.
Community members showed up outside the Church of St. Mary to show support for the King family. They lined North Street as King's procession entered the church parking lot.
King's funeral is the third and final one. The two other teens that died in the Chardon High School shooting have already been laid to rest.
"To lose three kids in our class, in our grade, has been very difficult and I mean obviously, it's something we never expected," said Ostrosky.
A private burial for King will be held at a later time.
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