Terry Yelvington touched hundreds of lives over his 60-year life span. He has coached Miss Auburndale Softball for two generations.
"The kids, when they saw Terry, they would run up to him. Everyone loved him," fellow coach Mike Sheffield told FOX 13.
On Tuesday, Yelvington was shot to death on his driveway as he was leaving for work.
"He would do anything for anyone," said Sheffield. “If there was a kid that would sign up for the league and didn't have the money, ain't no big deal. You didn't have a bat? You didn't have a glove? Hey! We'll get you that. That's just the kind of guy he was."
Investigators say they have a few leads but still don't have any suspects or a motive. However, they are piecing together evidence and have a better idea of what led up to the murder.
"There was a physical confrontation in the garage. We can tell that," said Polk Sheriff Grady Judd.
Eventually, Yelvington was shot several times on his driveway near the driver's side of his car. A neighbor found his body lying in the grass.
As detectives look for clues, friends, relatives and his extensive softball family are trying to understand why anyone would do something so heinous.
"Like I told my daughter, there are just mean people in this world," added Sheffield. "There's just mean people."