David Light

Posted Online: March 08, 2014, 7:03 pm
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David Light, 54, of Rock Island, passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at UnityPoint Health-Trinity Bettendorf.
Services for Mr. Light will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the family.
David was born on Aug. 15, 1959, in Memphis, Tenn., a son of Johnnie and Bessie Bates Light.
Mr. Light had worked as a mechanic and at local restaurants in the Quad-Cities. He was a Chicago Bears fan.
Survivors include his children, Ashley and Alexis Light, South Dakota, Aliah Riedell, Davenport, and William McVay, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; siblings, Calvin Bates, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Ray Light, Cedar Rapids, John Light, Rock Island, Willie B. Light, Rock Island, Willie Burrage, Marion, Ohio, Mary Light, Minneapolis, Minn., Tennie Light, Rock Island, and Bessie Fleming, Collierville, Tenn.; a special friend, Marla Redmond, Rock Island; and a host of nieces and nephews.
David was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Richard; and a sister, Shirley.
Online condolences may be left for the family at wheelanpressly.com.


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