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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1889 — 125 years ago: The Brush electric company had prepared a new schedule of rates to become effective Oct. 1, with slightly increased rates to consumers.
1914 — 100 years ago: The Rock Island Aerie of Eagles made plans for the laying of the cornerstone of a new $50,000 Eagles Home. W.C. Maucker is to be master of ceremonies.
1939 — 75 years ago: Col. Charles A. Lindbergh spoke on "America and Foreign War" in a neutrality debate over nation wide radio hook-up.
1964 — 50 years ago: Two awards of the National Safety council were presented to the city of Rock Island today at noon at a meeting held in the YWCA.
1989 — 25 years ago: The final tallies are not yet in for the summer 1989 Quad-Cities tourism season, but officials are expecting the number of visitors to the area to be at least as good as, if not better than, 1988.

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