LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Family, friends and classmates came together by the dozens today to honor three teens killed in a fiery crash over the weekend. The Evangelical Christian School banded together to help everyone grieving after this tragic loss.
"We are kind of part of this club that no one wants to belong to, be a member of, we are all joined now forever, obviously," said Jordan's mom, Lisa Sadler.
It's this raw emotion that captures a community leaning on each other during such a tragic time.
"It's not what happened, because things like this do happen, but the number of hearts that were touched by these three young men, it's overwhelming," said Rick Sadler, Jordan's dad.
The news is still heart breaking, the pain is very real, the lives of three best friends cut short, leaving families and friends trying to cope.
"They were just guys that would always make you laugh, there was never a dull moment with them, they were just cool guys, never the kind to get in trouble or anything," said Elizabeth Cossu.
Classmates and friends of Jordan Sadler, Jon Valentin and Joseph Marcelak were given the chance to share their condolences with the families.
"It was a shock, I was crying and all that stuff. It's just a really shock," said Kristen St. Moritz.
Many took the time to write notes to the boys, filling these boxes, that would be delivered to the families.
"It's the worst Father's Day in my life, I only have one child and he was everything to me and I lost him on Saturday," said Jose Valentin, Jon's dad.
And while the time they had with their sons isn't enough, the families say they are finding strength through the many lives they know their boys have touched.
"I used to call him loving boy, so it just matched the title I called him 'very loving boy,' That's what I used to call him "loving boy."
The funeral service for Jordan Sadler and Jonathan Valentin will be a joint service on Friday at First Assembly of God, located on Summerlin at Colonial. The service will begin at 11:00 a.m. and is open to community.
The funeral for Joseph Marcelack will be held Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at Blessed St. John's Catholic church.
Donations can be made here: http://goecs.org/