Family and Friends Remember Chad Friend

By: Cathleen Moxley Email
By: Cathleen Moxley Email

Family and friends are mourning the loss of a young man who died in Parkersburg Thursday night.

Parkersburg Police say 20-year-old Chad Friend was shot Thursday evening with a 12-gauge shot gun, when Friend and a family member got into a dispute with a neighbor.

Many have spent the day sharing memories of Friend, who is described as fun, intelligent and a good christian man.

"He was just about as close to perfect as you can get for a kid. He worked hard and everybody liked him," Carol Friend, Chad's mother, said.

"We were just so proud of what God was doing in Chad and through Chad," Kathryn Hutzler, a member of Liberty Street Church of God, said.

No arrests have been made in the shooting at this time.

The case remains under investigation as police continue conducting interviews and evaluating evidence.

Friend was a member of Liberty Street Church of God, which has set up a memorial fund to help pay for funeral expenses.

Anyone wanting to donate can write a check to the Chad Friend Memorial Fund.

Checks can be mailed or dropped off at the church or United Bank.


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  • by meradeth on Nov 2, 2009 at 12:32 PM
    chad dail friend, oh how i wish you were still here. life is so different without you. i know you are in heaven rejoicing, we all just miss you so much..
  • by Ashley good friend Location: Parkersburg.. on Sep 8, 2009 at 01:49 PM
    This comment is to anonymous, bill, and all the other people who can not read about what really happend..Why dont you goback and re read what happend to Chad and how it happend..if you would have known him you would be ashamed of yourself...Chad, i miss you deeply and i wish i could have said goodbye...You were an amazing friend to everyone and changed many lives in the time you were on Earth..God made a great one when he made you! You were like my brother and I knew I would always have you and then God needed his beautiful angel back..Chad I love you man and you were such an amazing person!!Such an amazing person!! I love you dearly and my prayers, thoughts, and heart goes out to your family, esp. corey I know how rough he is taking it...Rest In Peace Chad you will always be remembered and loved!!! ---Ashley
  • by anonymous Location: parkersburg on Sep 6, 2009 at 12:11 AM
    Lindsey. The 2nd amendment. and freedom of speach. TY
  • by bill Location: parkersburg on Sep 6, 2009 at 12:05 AM
    ok. if some one that i told to leave my house comes back with back up i am going to shoot first. TY castle doct. if chad is so innocent, why did he go to the house after a fight was ended. what was the reason. A friend in marietta was beat to death because someone brought back up to his house. just because they weere too young to drink and he kicked them out. they got more and killed him in his own house. i would hate for that to happen again. if you have the means to defend yourself do it before they take it away from you.
  • by Tinikka Suttle and Brittany Bias Location: Parkersburg on Sep 4, 2009 at 02:51 PM
    We went to school w/Chad from elementary to high school. We weren't close friends but we conversed often. He was a great example of how a young man should be. We're sorry to hear about this tragedy. Family and friends will be in our prayers.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 16, 2009 at 02:39 AM
    Let me first start by saying that i am from W.V i moved about 12 years ago and the last time i came home for a visit i couldnt believe how many police there are now i dont ever remember having that many police. The sad part is that it seems like there are moe crimes now than there were when there werent as many police. I have thought about moving back but everytime i thing about it i hear about something bad happening. Back to the subject you tell me since when are you allowed to shoot and take somebodys life and still go to sleep in your own bed at night. So you are telling me this man is getting away with murder and still gets to see his family everyday while the victims family suffers for the rest of their life. Would he still be free if he shot a police officer???
  • by seeyousoon on Aug 16, 2009 at 01:07 AM
    went to school with Chad from elementary through high school. didn't know him that well but from what i did know about him he was a great guy. please keep the comments on here positive and in rememberance of Chad. RIP i'll see you on the other side bro.
  • by ashley younger sister Location: missing my brother on Aug 15, 2009 at 03:01 PM
    thank you to those that left wonderful comments for us we need the prayer. those of you that are starting fights about this how dear you. i as chads sister dont even know all that took place but i will tell you this . i will keep faith that God will do what he sees fit and that iam angry at the shooter and also forgiving because thats what God says to do if this goes to court and trial trust me i with the rest or the family will be there . love your neibors as you love yourself God and the faith that chad had in God has given me the strenght to say that instead of writing hateful things here
  • by Dave Location: Parkersburg on Aug 14, 2009 at 08:14 AM
    Unfortunately, no one except the father and the shooter know the true circumstances. Everything we read on blogs and in print is circumstantial. Just because someone is not "charged" doesn't mean its a cover-up. I have prayed for Chad, his father, his family, and also the shooter and his family. I believe that is what my God wants me to do.
  • by Shorty Location: Parkersburg on Aug 13, 2009 at 06:11 PM
    CHAD WAS A WONDERFUL EXAMPLE OF A YOUNG MAN YOU WAD DEFINATELY LIVING OUT WHAT THE WLL OF GOD WAS FOR HIS LIFE AND NOW HE IS REJOICING WITH THE ANGELS TODAY.HE WILL DEEPLY BE MISSED HIS FAMILY IS IN MY PRAYERS.
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