The Lightfoot family released the following statement over the weekend:

“Our family would like to express our sincere appreciation for all the acts of love and kindness shown during this most difficult time.

Chase was a very special young man. He was a loving and thoughtful person that never met a stranger. He was a friend to everyone that he met, young and old.

Chase loved being around his friends and family. He loved working in his church, whether it was singing in the choir, ushering, being a junior deacon or working with the kids in children’s church. Most of all Chase loved football and being a Shadow Creek Shark.”