Elmer Eugene Light (nickname "Grop" for Grandpa) of Rolla, Missouri, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 12, 2023, at the age of 96. His parents were Edward L. and Anna M. (Bassett) Light. Elmer was one of nine children and the last of his siblings to pass away.
He served in the Navy during WWII on the USS Chandler (DD-206) and was honorably discharged on July 17, 1946. After serving in the the military, he married Grace Vivian (Cumps) Light, who passed away January of 1986. They were blessed with two children, Cynthia Ann (Light) Gabay and Cameron Eugene Light.
We say goodbye to the man, the myth, the legend, that went by Grop. If you were lucky and blessed enough to meet or know Grop, you knew how special of a man he truly was in life. This man was all about support, positivity, care, love, and kindness. He was an example of how to be grateful, positive, joyful, and thankful. Grop was an example of what mental and physical health look like at 96 years old. This was a man who lived selflessly. His priorities were to help and support everyone else around him. He was an amazing example of his Christian faith. He lived as an example of Christian faith daily.
The world was blessed to have him in it and his memory and impact will continue on through his family.
In lieu of flowers please donate to Dad's favorite charities; Love a Child and St. Jude's Children's Hospital