Cecil K. Light, Jr., 68, of Kingsport, Sullivan Co TN,
went peacefully to be with the Lord Monday, August 25,
2008, at his home.
He was raised in Bloomingdale in Kingsport, graduated from
Ketron High School in 1960, was a member of Calvary
Baptist Church, and retired from Weyerhaeuser in 2002.
Cecil loved sports of any kind — fishing, hunting,
coaching little league — and was a key person in helping
start Sullivan Recreation Association. He was a loving
husband, father, grandfather 'Pappy', and was a great
story teller who could always make you laugh.
His parents, Cecil and Pauline Light, preceded him in
Surviving are his wife of 41 years, Marilyn Lane Light;
three sons, Capt. Eric L. Light and wife Wendy of Ft.
Campbell, KY, Aaron Blane Light and fiancé Kelly of
Kingsport, TN, Jason Todd Light and wife Natalie of Gray,
TN; six grandchildren, Logan, Ethan, Nicholas, Emma Grace,
Bryce, and Noah; one sister, Pearl Parker and husband Glen
of Morristown, TN; one brother, Earl Wayne Light and wife
Mary of Church Hill, TN; one aunt, Juanita Collins of
Kingsport, TN; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday,
August 29, 2008 at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport.
Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. Friday at the
funeral home with Chaplain Captain Eric Light and Rev.
Richard Harris officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday,
August 30, 2008 at East Lawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers
will be Aaron Light, Jason Light, Joseph Smith, Tony
Bragg, Mike Pearson, and Phil Wheelock.
Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Baptist
Church, 1238 Pine Street, Kingsport, TN 37664 or to Meals
on Wheels (Kingsport), P. O. Box 7268, Kingsport, TN 37664.
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