Birthday celebration held for child killed in Duck River - WSMV News 4

Memorial birthday celebration held for child killed in Duck River

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The community gathered together and released balloons at Fisherman's Park in Dreyton's honor. The community gathered together and released balloons at Fisherman's Park in Dreyton's honor.
SHELBYVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Family and friends held a memorial service for Dreyton Simms, who would have celebrated his 10th birthday on Sunday.

Simms was the 9-year-old boy who was swept away in the Duck River during heavy rains last week.

On Sunday afternoon, the community gathered together and released balloons at Fisherman's Park in his honor.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family pay for Dreyton’s funeral costs.

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