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Joshua C. Light, 22, of Big Ridge Road, Kingsport,
Sullivan Co TN, went to be with Jesus, November 29, 2009,
at his home surrounded by his loving family following a
courageous 3½ year battle with leukemia.
Born in Kingsport, TN, on July 5, 1987, Joshua was a born-
again Christian and attended Gospel Mission Church.
Joshua's heart was full of music and the love of musical
instruments. He enjoyed playing and picking with all of
his friends. He also loved fishing, coon hunting, cooking
and eating and was an avid fan of the Atlanta Braves. But
most of all, Josh cherished and loved his family.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Jonathon Light;
and grandfather, Carl Householder.
Josh is survived by his parents, Rick and Susan Light of
Big Ridge Road; brothers, Jacob Light and Joseph Light of
the home; sister, Julia Light, also of the home; paternal
grandmother, Linda Householder; maternal grandparents,
Faye Dover and Ray Littleton; great-grandmother, Edith
Mullins; aunts, Angie Calloway and husband David, and
Janie Walls and husband Stacy; uncles, Joe Littleton, and
Tim Dover and wife Tabitha; cousins, Indy Calloway, Olivia
Calloway, Jennifer Dunn, Heather Dunn and daughter Jayna,
Jessica Littleton, and Kendel and Caleb Howard; and special
friends, Gina Dolen, Israel and Whitney Crawford, Sara
Negrotto, Jeremy Smith, Mike Matthews, and Brandie Gilliam.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., on
Tuesday, December 1, 2009, at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home,
Fall Branch, TN. Anybody who wants to bring an instrument
and pick in honor of Josh's memory is invited to do so.
There will be an 'open jam' during the hours of visitation.
A funeral service will follow the visitation at 8 p.m. at
the chapel with Rev. Shelton Meade and Pastor Lewis Meade
officiating. Rev. Orville Dolen will serve as an honorary
minister. Music will be provided during the service by
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m., on Wednesday,
December 2, 2009, at Oak Hill Baptist Church Cemetery,
Jonesborough, Washington TN. Pallbearers will be Jacob
White, Tim Dover, David Calloway, Stacy Walls, Mitchell
Littleton, Israel Crawford, Jeremy Smith, Michael Matthews,
and Jason Scott. Honorary pallbearers will be Roy Dolen,
Charles 'Udd' Scott, Doug Baskette, Glen Light, Ronnie
Morelock, and Justin Meade.
The family request that memorial donations be made in
Josh's honor to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital,
262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Please visit Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes for online
Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Fall Branch, TN, is serving
the family of Joshua C. Light.