Light, Archie Howard

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Archie Howard Light, 86, of Christiansburg, went home to be with the Lord on November 17, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Isaac and Leumma Ferris Light; his first wife, Capitola Light; son, Billy Light; sisters, Fannie Spradlin and Bonnie Hinkley; and brother, Chester Light.

Archie is survived by his loving wife, Joyce Light; children, Joyce Harris and husband, Winfred, David Light and wife, Terry, and James Farley and wife, Joyce; step-son, Jackie Akers and wife, Ellen; grandchildren, Teresa Patrick and husband, Mark, Randy Harris and wife, Roberta, Kenny Light and wife, Michelle, and Justin Farley and wife, Deb; step-granddaughter, Tracy Barley and husband, Jason; great-grandchildren, Ashley and Stephen Patrick, Madison, Katelyn, and Riley Farley; step-great-grandchildren, Camden Mielnicki, Kane Whitlock, Brooke Whitlock, and Toby Early; brother, Ray Light and wife, Frances of Salem; as well as nieces and nephews.

Archie was a faithful member of Open Door Baptist Church for over 30 years. He loved the Lord, his animals, and playing his accordion. Archie always had a smile on his face and was a wonderful, kind and loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather and will be missed by all who knew him.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, from 5-8 p.m. at Horne Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, November 20, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Open Door Baptist Church, 3995 Roanoke Road, Christiansburg, with Pastor Michael J. Johnston and Pastor Roy Turpin officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.