20-year-old Torrence Blount, was killed on May 10 in a car accident in Georgia where he had been staying.
A former Holbrook Junior-Senior High School student has been killed in a car crash in Georgia.
Torrence Blount, 20, along with Derron Anderson, 18, and Naijah Glover, 17, all students at a Conyers, Ga., high school, were killed on May 10 when their car skidded off the road into a ravine.
“He wanted to do so many things,” Thomas Blount, Torrence’s father, said.
Blount attended Holbrook Junior-Senior High School for five years after moving here from Quincy.
He moved to Conyers in August 2006, shortly after his mother, Tiwanda Anderson, 38, died of medical complications, according to Blount.
Torrence, who went by the name Tory, lived with his grandmother, Phyllis Anderson, in Georgia and went to Salem High School in Conyers.
He had a year left of school before graduating.
While attending Holbrook Junior-Senior High School, Tory took part in the school musicals, including “Footloose.”
He also was involved with an after school program that taught him life skills and how to work in a job environment, his father said.
“I didn’t want him to go,” Blount said. “I wish he would have stayed. There’s just never enough time.”
Blount said there has been an outpouring of sympathy following the accident.
“It is so good to have people say kind words about your children in times like these. ... You don’t know everyone he’s met, and when you find out there are more people than you can count on your hand it means a lot,” Blount said.
A memorial fund in Tory’s name has been started. Those wishing to make a donation can make checks payable to the Torrence Wilcox Blount memorial fund addressed to any Bank of America branch. A memorial service in Holbrook will be held at Cartwright Funeral Home at a future date.
Friends can e-mail Blount for more information at email@example.com.
“He was a wonderful, caring, and loving person,” Blount said. “He will be missed. He will be missed dearly.”