"He had no signs of life," Marion Schoeck said.
Police questioned Stacey Schoeck, Richard Schoeck's wife of two years, but she was later released. The death has been ruled a homicide, according to Hall County police. His family doesn't believe there are any suspects yet.
"They're thinking he was misidentified," Fillingim said.
The shooting incident is still under investigation.
The funeral for Richard Schoeck, a Cub Scout leader and lifelong artist, was held Saturday at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Snellville. The Auburn University graduate majored in art, has painted murals and had an eye for photography, his mother said.
"He took pictures at angles other people wouldn't think about," Marion Schoeck said.
He was also a hot air balloon pilot, his sister said. Scouts and others that attended the funeral wrote messages on helium balloons that were then launched.