Family and friends remembered the life of Rocky Joe Buckley Sunday. The father, husband, son and friend died July 26 after he visited a friends house to pick up a cooler and was later shot. No arrests have been made and the family continues to look for justice. Sunday they all came together for a time of fellowship and remembrance.
The wet parking lot of OutSkirts Nightclub turned into a place of excitement for children. It had a dunk tank, snow cones, face painting and bouncy houses.
"He's (Rocky) looking down and he's smiling and laughing at everybody and is so proud. So proud of his wife and so proud of his kids," said Kyla Stevens, friend of Crystal and Rocky Buckley.
The fun and excitement kicked off at noon but it wasn't until the 70 bikers rolled in at 2 p.m. that the party actually began. The overwhelming support was enough to set Rocky's wife Crystal to tears.
"There's lot of people that I don't know and a lot of people that we've known for 20 years," said Crystal Buckley.
Nick Gann is a cousin of the Buckleys. He flew into Wichita Falls Saturday and will leave Monday. He came from Pittsburgh.
"First off it's family and there needs to be justice for Rocky and justice for the family," he said.
Clothing, bracelets and a silent auction were a part of the fun. All of the proceeds go directly to funeral expenses and his kids.
"I can't tell you what it feels like to go through what we're going through but knowing we have so many people praying for us has really helped us get through it," said Crystal.
They say "To know him was to love him," and it was evident through the laughter and smiles that unfolded in a time of remembrance and mourning.
The family said they would like to thank everyone who came out to support Rocky and his family.