300 mourn Florida man killed in texting dispute

Retired police officer charged with murder in man's death

Published On: Jan 20 2014 08:54:57 AM EST   Updated On: Jan 20 2014 09:01:17 AM EST
LAND O'LAKES, Fla. -

A Tampa Bay-area man shot and killed during a dispute over texting at a movie theater was remembered as a family man and fun-loving friend.

More than 300 mourners attended the funeral Saturday for Chad Oulson, requiring ushers to bring out folding chairs and open the choir loft at the Land O'Lakes Church of God.

The parent company of the Wesley Chapel movie theater where Oulson was shot Monday sent an arrangement of white lilies to the church for the funeral.

Oulson's wife was shot in the hand during the dispute at the Pasco County theater. She did not speak at the funeral, but she hugged mourners with her left hand heavily bandaged.

Retired police officer Curtis Reeves has been charged with second-degree murder and is being held without bail.