Paul Terrell Henry, 41, was described by family as a loving father of two who will be remembered for his “fun-loving spirit.”
Henry, a native of Chicago, always spread his positive attitude to others, according to those who knew him.
"He knew I had the potential for greater things," Henry's boyfriend, Francisco Hernandez, said.
Hernandez finished three years of college but dropped out a year shy of a degree.
"He wanted the best for me, to succeed and to help me make something of myself," Hernandez said.
Hernandez said he's going to do that in Henry's honor.
"I'm going to make something of myself," Hernandez said.
Henry is survived by a daughter and a son.