Family and friends of Kyle Hillock gathered at the Veterans High School parking lot to remember the teen who died Monday in a car accident.
Students wrote messages they wanted to tell Hillock on balloons and released them into the sky.
"We have so many things that we would have liked to say to Kyle that we never got to say, so we are pretty much writing them on balloons and hoping he will read them," said Keeley Linch.
His friends say they will remember his personality and the way he made them laugh.
"I remember his smile every morning. I remember he would sit in front of us and he would laugh, he would tell funny jokes. He was fun just a lot of fun to be around," said Drew Clark.
"He always talked to everybody even if he didn't know them. He always tried to make his friends feel better, no matter if he was going through hard times or not. He wanted to make sure all of his friends were smiling," said Sarah Hess.
Cory Gore says it was important for them to get together to remember Hillock.
"I feel that his spirit is still down here with us and by all of us caring and being here showing that they miss him, it just shows that our load is lightened a little bit," said Gore.
Hillock was a junior at Veterans High School and was only 17 years old, when his Ford Mustang was struck by a tractor-trailer truck on Thompson Road. Houston County Sheriff Cullen Talton told 13WMAZ's Lorra Lynch Jones that Hillock drove into the path of a tractor-trailer.
Investigators say they are still interviewing witnesses and reconstructing the accident.
Funeral Services for Kyle Hillock will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 26, 2012 in the chapel of McCullough Funeral Home with interment following in Parkway Memorial Gardens.