Christopher Carson (Kit) Light, 59, of 400 Sunset Drive,
G-31, Hermitage Manor, Johnson City, Washington Co TN,
passed away Saturday, May 19, 2007, after an extended
Chris was born in Kingsport and attended Ketron High
School and Tri-State Vocational Technical School in
Blountville TN. He moved to Atlanta in 1971 where he
worked as a musician, sound engineer, and recording artist.
Chris performed with many music groups over the years and
helped record dozens of albums for other artists. He
performed on an album with the Backalley Bandits for
London Records that was produced by music legend Waylon
He moved back to Johnson City TN in 2003 and co-founded
Hopson Global Education and Training, a company that has
provided online training and educational content for East
Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN, American
Intercontinental University, Healthstream, USA Prepare,
and the American Psychological Association.
Chris was preceded in death by his father, Carson C.
'Carl' Light, in 2004.
He is survived by one daughter, Shanna Christine Light of
Johnson City, TN; his mother, Angela Beth Light, also of
Johnson City; one brother, Randall Light and his wife,
Amy, of Cornelius, NC; one sister, Judi Light Hopson and
her husband, James A. Hopson, of Unicoi, TN; two nieces,
Shelby Light and Carson Light, both of Cornelius, NC; and
several aunts and cousins.
The family will receive friends at the home, 400 Sunset
Drive, G-31, Hermitage Manor, in Johnson City on Tuesday
from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held on
Wednesday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, TN,
with Chaplain Frederick Meredith officiating. The family
will receive family and friends at the funeral home from
6:00 to 8:00 p.m. prior to the service.
Burial services will be conducted on Thursday at 11:30
a.m. at East Lawn Memorial Park. Those attending should
meet at the cemetery.
Honorary pallbearers will be Chrisís fellow musicians who
performed with him from 1965-2007.
Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, TN, is serving
the family of Chris Lighe. Please visit
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