“We don’t want him to just be a name or a face,” Lee said. “We want people to remember him how he was — a very good guy. He had a lot of respect for people. When somebody was down he was there to cheer them up. He didn’t deserve this.”
Beam’s girlfriend of eight months, Sophia Low, clutched a purple teddy bear all through the service.
“He won this for me at Hershey Park,” Low said.
“He was a good person. He had the prettiest blue eyes and a big smile,” she said fighting back sobs.
Low said she was trying to focus on the good memories about Beam.
“He cared about everybody,” she said.
While it was difficult for her to be at the scene of his shooting, she said it was important for her to be there.
“I wanted to be here with everybody to say goodbye,” she said.
Wearing a shirt, “My Beloved Son Calvin,” Warren Beam sobbed.
“It was his charm and his smile,” Beam said about his son. “He had a sense of humor and a comeback for everything. You would literally roll on the floor.”
Beam said his son wanted to follow him in the asphalt business.
“He loved hunting, fishing, camping, playing XBox and spending time with his sister,” Beam said.
Chambersburg Police Chief David Arnold said “we’re making progress” on the investigation into the shooting.
An autopsy was completed on Wednesday, but the results were not released.
Arnold said he will release more information about the case today.
There is no motive at this time, he said.
No weapon has been recovered, according to police.