David Light

Posted Online: March 08, 2014, 7:03 pm
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story
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.


Local events heading

  Today is Tuesday, Sept 2, the 245th day of 2014. There are 120 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.

(More History)