Community grieves for teen killed in car crash - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Community grieves for teen killed in car crash

Family and friends gathered to remember a Mid-South teenager killed in a car crash this past weekend.

17-year-old Chris Mosby touched many souls in his short life. Hundreds of mourners packed St. Louis Church for the teenager's wake, including Mayor A.C. Wharton, Mosby's classmates and even people who played football against him.

Memphis Fire Department Deputy Director Richard Mosby and his surviving sons are holding on to the good memories of Chris Mosby. "He was a great athlete, but more than that, he was a good person," said his father.

Mourners hugged, cried and remembered the Christian Brothers High School senior who recently committed to playing football at Kentucky. "It kinda puts you in denial. You don't wanna believe it because he's been your best friend, ya know, for so long and you've been through so much with him," said teammate Pili Showers.

Those who knew Mosby say his charisma lit up the room, he always had a smile on his face, and he reached out to everyone. "I looked up to him so much 'cause I started and he was a senior. Took me under his wing and ya know, he was the big dog. He didn't have to do that," said Teammate Ben Duffel.

Friends say the halls of Christian Brothers High School won't be the same. "It's been hard, but I knew he wouldn't want us to slow down," said classmate Chip Gayden.

His dad says he knew Mosby was special because lately his son was teaching him lessons. "He had a touch and I think he was sent here for a reason," he said.

Still, the people Mosby left behind say they may never get over the deep loss of such a young life.

Chris Mosby's funeral is Tuesday at 10a.m. at St. Louis Church on South Whitestation.

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