HOUSTON, Pa. (KDKA) — About 150 people gathered Friday night on the Chartiers-Houston High School football field in what organizers called a “vigil of hope and love.”
Billy Spillers was a 2001 Chartiers-Houston graduate.READ MORE: 'Dasher's Light Show' Tickets Now On Sale For This Christmas Season
After that, he joined the Navy, got married, raised a family and relocated to Washington State.
Spillers and two of his children are still missing after last weekend’s massive mudslide there.
His son was rescued from the debris on a Saturday. But the body of his young daughter was pulled from the landslide earlier Friday.READ MORE: Take Action Mon Valley Demands Answers After 2 Incidents Involving Police Officers In Homestead
His former football coach, John Haught, said that Spillers was “an all-conference defensive end, [and] well-liked by his classmates and team mates.”
Scott Bard, a friend, said Spillers “was a great guy.”
“If you were with him, he wanted to make you happy,” said Bard.
At the time of last week’s mudslide, Spiller’s wife was not at home.Pittsburgh Department Of Public Works Looking For Artist To Help Design New Playground