Funeral services for Nathan Rufus Light, Jr., 64, Ottawa, will be held 1 p.m. Friday, October 7, 2011 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Mr. Light died October 3, 2011 at his home.
He was born on July 2, 1947 in Ola, Arkansas the son of Nathan R. Light Sr. and Ruby R. (Chaney) Light.
Nathan graduated from Eudora High School in 1965. He worked for the K-Mart distribution Center for 25 plus years.
Nathan worked for the Johnson County Corrections Department for over 12 years in Maintenance.
Other survivors include his mother, Ottawa; four sisters, Rebecca “Becky” Light Slifer, Lawrence, Katheryn “Kathy” Light Kurtz and husband, David, Welda, KS, Debra “Debbie” Light Proctor Erway and husband, Michael, Pennsylvania, Martha “Marti” Light Proctor, Lawrence; one brother, James “Jim” Light, Tacoma Washington; 15 nieces and nephews and many great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Nathan R. Light, Sr. on March 10, 1997 and brother-in-law, Mike Proctor in 2005.
The family will greet friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, October, 6, 2001 at the mortuary.
Memorials may be made in his name to the American Heart Association and may be sent in care of the mortuary.