ASHLAND, Ore. — Laughter for memories, hugs for support and tears for sorrow.
“Everybody lost a brother,” said Garrison, a friend of Daivd Grubbs.
Monday night, the friends who knew him as “Grubbs”, gathered at a friend’s home, a makeshift sanctuary, giving each other a reminder of the young man who touched so many.
“I have two sons of my own,” remarked another friend, John, “and if they grow up with a grain of the heart he had, I will be a proud father.”
“David was an inspiration to me,” Garrison said. “He was my daughter’s Godfather, and I miss him, I don’t think any of our lives will be the same without him.”
Also Monday night, the start of a makeshift memorial where Grubbs was murdered.
“It’s just a tragedy and it’s disgusting that somebody would hurt so many people,” said Lilly, another friend.
“I just want people to know whoever did this really hurt a lot of people,” said friend Zach, “and Grubbs, I love you man, and I’ll never forget you.”
A night filled with many emotions, but one clear message.
“We’ll miss you buddy, we already do,” said Molly.
“I love you Grubbs,” Zach said.