Published: Aug 10, 2010 3:23 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 10, 2010 12:23 PM EDT

OVIEDO, Fla. (AP) - Hundreds of friends and family members gathered to celebrate the lives of a central Florida man and his three adult sons who died in a crash in St. Petersburg last week.

More than 1,600 people gathered at University Carillon United Methodist Church near Oviedo Monday for the funeral of 51-year-old Roy McConnell Jr. and his sons, 28-year-old Roy III, 24-year-old Nathan and 19-year-old Kelly.

Jim McConnell said his brother and nephews were all men of great character.

Police say 21-year-old Demetrius Dontae Jordan sped through a red light Aug. 1 and struck the car carrying the four men. Jordan faces multiple charges, including four counts of DUI manslaughter.

Jordan admitted to police that he had been drinking and smoking marijuana before the crash.