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H.J. Bud Light

March 20, 1934 - September 9, 2017

Obituary


A man respected and loved by many, H.J. "Bud" Light, of Morris, AL, passed away peacefully on September 9, 2017 at the age of 83. Bud was born on March 20, 1934 in Fyffe, AL, to the late Sherman Light and Eva Estelle Light. Bud loved his family and friends and he loved to talk and never met a stranger. He made friends so easily. Bud is survived by his wife, the love of his life, Virginia Cunningham Light and two daughters, Julie McCoy Allred of Morris, AL, and Gail Light Vaughn (Lamar) of Oneonta,...

A man respected and loved by many, H.J. "Bud" Light, of Morris, AL, passed away peacefully on September 9, 2017 at the age of 83. Bud was born on March 20, 1934 in Fyffe, AL, to the late Sherman Light and Eva Estelle Light. Bud loved his family and friends and he loved to talk and never met a stranger. He made friends so easily. Bud is survived by his wife, the love of his life, Virginia Cunningham Light and two daughters, Julie McCoy Allred of Morris, AL, and Gail Light Vaughn (Lamar) of Oneonta, AL. They were blessed with two grandsons, Austin Allred (Haley) of Morris, AL, and Jay Vaughn of Tuscaloosa, AL. He also had two sisters, Jackie Light Hamner and Sarah Light Pressler, whom are both deceased.

Bud graduated from Fyffe High School and studied one year at Boaz College. He then operated the Western Auto Store in Rainsville for four years and moved to Birmingham where he began his career as an Alabama State Trooper. Upon his promotion to Sergeant he was transferred to Gadsden and later back to Birmingham. Upon his promotion to Lieutenant he was assigned to Lt. Gov. Bill Baxley for four years where he traveled the state and many other places. He was then transferred to the Enforcement Division then the Driver License Division and then he retired after 28 years of service. He then worked with the Lucas, Alvis law firm for four years before he retired a second time.

He was an avid golf player and he received Two "Holes in One" and numerous golf tournament awards. Bud and Virginia traveled extensively to Hawaii and many scenic places including Mediterranean cruises, an Alaskan cruise with many of their friends. He traveled with the Alabama football team on several occasions during his career and he was an avid Alabama football fan as well.

He was a member of the Decatur Highway Church of Christ and the Senior Saints where he and Virginia made many trips together.

Services will be held at Ridout's Gardendale Chapel on Thursday, September 14, with a visitation to begin at 11:00am; funeral service at 1:00pm, followed by his burial in Oakwood Memorial Gardens, Gardendale, AL.

Arrangements under the direction of Ridout's Gardendale Chapel, Gardendale, AL.