40-year-old Daniel Littlewood was found murdered in Clapham Woods in Norwich on Monday 22nd June.
His father, Owen Littlewood, said in a tribute: "Daniel was a much-loved son and brother.
"His death has come as a huge shock to our family, and follows the recent death of his mother in April from illness.
"We would request our privacy be respected at this most difficult of times."
Officers discovered Mr Littlewood in Clapham Woods, off Drayton Road, just before 5.15am.
The ambulance service attended but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
A post-mortem examination found he died as a result of severe traumatic head injuries.
A 39-year-old man was charged in connection with his murder and appeared before Norwich Magistrates' Court this morning, 24th June.