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Mourners join in celebration of Captain Quick's life

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WAYNESBORO, VA (WWBT) -

Family, friends, and colleagues continue to mourn the death of Captain Kevin Quick. His body was found Thursday in a muddy lot in Goochland County.

Saturday mourners came together to celebrate Captain Quick's life saying "you couldn't help but love Kevin. He always smiled. He was such a joy to even get to know."

And it's that job that dozens of people came together to remember tonight in front of the Waynesboro Police Station.

Roger Turner, a friend of Captain Quick, told NBC 12 "everyone loved him. He was such a kind person. He would do anything for you."

That's the same sentiment heard throughout the evening as tears flowed freely on faces bundled in scarves. Kitsa Lee knew Kevin for over 20 years. He frequently ate in the restaurant she works in.

"He never met a stranger. If he knew your name, when he would see you, he would 'hi, how are you', and say your name."

Quick disappeared last Friday- after planning to visit his child and mother in Albermarle. His body was found Thursday in Goochland.  

"When I heard the news, I cried. I was doing my work and I cried through the whole thing because it's just devastating."

So far, five people have been charged in connection to his disappearance and death. Three of them are in the Henrico County Jail tonight also facing gang related charges.  Although Quick's friends want justice to be served they also want to do justice to his legacy.    

Wanda Dixon, a friend, spoke to our cameras "Kevin would want everybody to not be hardened by this or bitter by this."

Last year Quick moved home to support his mother. Tonight, she released white balloons in his memory joining the community in bidding farewell to a man they say is gone to soon.

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