Virginia Thomas and Charles Barnett were found in their bed with gunshot wounds, officials say. The GBI says they live in the 2900 block of S Lakeview Drive.
Rodger Nettles considered Barnett his best friend. They've been next door neighbors for many years, bonding over health issues years ago.
"I'd walk on the edge of my porch here and he'd come out on his patio nearly every day and we'd holler and wave at each other and that was to let the other one know that we are still alive and well," he told First Coast News.
Nettles and William Warner, another next door neighbor, are in disbelief, wondering who would target the couple described as friendly and always waving to passersby.
"I sleep right there and 30 feet away is where their house is. I was sleeping when it happened. I just can't believe that something like that had happened," Warner said.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the GBI Douglas Office at 912-389-4103 or the Ware County Sheriff's Office at 912-287-4327.