9-year-old boy killed by dad in Thanksgiving hunting accident. Three lives ‘saved’ by his donated organs

by Editorial Team

A 9-year-old boy was accidentally shot and killed by his father while hunting in South Carolina on Thanksgiving.

Colton Williams died in the tragic mishap while hunting for rabbits in the town of Springfield Thursday morning, according to the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.

“I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you who have prayed, visited, brought meals, made donations, or helped in any way during this trying time when Beverly and I lost our only grandson,” Colton’s grandfather Vince Furtick wrote in a Facebook post after the boy’s Sunday funeral.

“God has Colton in his arms now and we truly miss him but rest in the knowledge that we will see him again one day. Life goes on and in Colton’s case, three lives were saved by his donated kidneys and liver. He was the brightest light in our lives and he will be missed greatly,” Furtick wrote.

GoFundMe set up for the family called Colton’s mom and dad “two of the best people I have ever met.”

“No parent should ever have to bury a child, so please let’s come together and make this tragedy a little more bearable,” it said.

Counselors were scheduled to be on hand at Colton’s school Monday morning to help students and families deal with the loss, the Williston School District said in a Facebook post.

The fourth-grade honor roll student “enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping and loved playing the piano,” according to an obituary posted online.

“He loved the Clemson Tigers, his family and had lots of friends who will miss him deeply,” the posting from Folk Funeral Home said.

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