Seven-year-old, Winston Hunt, who was a student and son of a teacher at Elkhorn City Elementary School, died on Sunday.
But it's his enthusiasm for life, which the staff and students are remembering.
"No matter what kind of day he was having he always brought a smile to our face," Jamie Bartley who is a Teacher and Bus Driver at Elkhorn City Elementary School said.
"Today, when I was talking with the First Grade Class, that's what they remembered was how loving he was," Lawson said.
Those memories, messages and thoughts, now sit on a single dry erase board in his classroom, as his fellow classmates begin to cope with the loss.
"Children in this building I think are a little more resilient than our grown-ups at this point right now," Lawson said.
And it's Winston's love for everyone, which Staff say is what made him...Winston.
"He loved everyone, it doesn't matter who it was, a grown-up, other students, he didn't see anything bad in anybody," Bartley said.
"For a short life, he surely led a life of love," Lawson said.
Winston's funeral will be held on Friday at East Ridge High School at 11 a.m.
It is unknown at this time how Winston died.