Friends and family of Chattanooga shooting victim Skip Wells plan to hold a public memorial for him Tuesday.
The service is scheduled to take place at Sprayberry High School in Marietta, according to a spokesman for the family. Details are still being finalized, but the gathering will be in the school’s stadium and begin at 7 p.m.
Funeral arrangements are still pending.
The 21-year-old Sprayberry graduate was one of four Marines killed Thursday in an attack at the Navy Reserve Support Center in Chattanooga, Tenn. Another shooting victim, Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith, a reservist serving on active duty in Chattanooga, died two days after the shooting killed the Marines.
After graduating from Sprayberry in 2012, Wells initially attended Georgia Southern University, where he studied history, according to his Facebook page.
The university issued a statement Friday saying the community was “saddened by the news.” Wells, the school said in the statement, was enrolled as a student at Georgia Southern from 2012 through fall of 2013.
Those who knew Wells are mourning the Marine and say he was a brave, selfless person who “always put others before himself.”
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