A steady stream of people of all ages gathered at the memorial for a young life gone too soon. Investigators said Teddy Fleming was riding his dirt bike up shotgun hollow road when he collided with a pick-up truck.
Now his family is left with only memories of a boy who in his short life touched so many others.
"He had so many friends, he loved to make you laugh,” said Angie Smith, Teddy's paternal Aunt. “If you were having a bad day, he would keep on until he got a laugh and a smile on your face."
Teddy was a sophomore on the Lebanon High School football team. His coach Phillip Henley says the team has lost a part of the family, and they are putting Teddy's name and number on their helmets to honor him throughout the season.
"We'll keep his memory alive,” said Henley. “32 years in this business, you think you see it all. When something like this hits home its tough."
Lebanon High School principal Joey Long was at the memorial to be with his students as they deal with the loss of their friend.
"Tuesday morning we will all be there, we'll be thinking of Teddy,” said Long. “We will just love one another and move forward, not only as a school but as a community."
More than anything Teddy's family wanted to thank everyone in the community for all their support during this difficult time.
"That this community has pulled together and come together with such tremendous amount of love and support. It's brought something good out of a terrible tragedy."
The Lebanon High School football team will honor Teddy at their next game on Thursday. The family is also accepting donations for funeral expenses though the funeral home. If you do want to donate go to the Combs Funeral Service website at http://www.combsfuneralservice.com/ for more information.