Johnny Michael "Mike" Light, 49, of Ash, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, in New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington.
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Born in Cherry Point, on Nov. 19, 1963, he was the son of Betty Gayle Tyree Grainger and Hopson Grainger of Longwood.
He was predeceased by a special nephew, Nicky Grainger.
Mike was an avid outdoorsman. being a member of the Outback Shooting Range, Anthill Shooting Range and the National Rifle Association.
He was employed by the Brunswick County Board of Education as a maintenance carpenter II.
Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Renee Danford Light of the home; a daughter, Michelle Light of the home; a sister, Denise Somersett and husband Kevin of Ocean Isle Beach; a special brother, Rick Callender and wife Wendy of Ash; his maternal grandmother, Alpha Russ of Longwood; his mother-in-law, Judy Danford of Shallotte; nephews, Logan Somersett, Cody Danford, Ryan Danford and John Callender; and nieces, Noa Somersett and Taylor Danford.
Funeral services were set for 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, in the Old Shallotte Baptist Church by the Rev. Landis Lancaster and the Rev. Ricky Danford. Burial was set to follow in Ganus Cemetery, Longwood.
The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, at the funeral home.
Casketbearers were to be Ricky Callender, Kevin Somersett, Neil Long, David Danford, Brett Danford and Eddie Danford.
Honorary casketbearers were to be Neil "C.P." Clarke, Travis Potter, David Lee Tyree and Michael Adams.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Michelle Light College Fund, c/o BB&T Shallotte South, P.O. Box 1669, Shallotte, NC 28459.
Private online condolences may be sent to the family at www.brunswickfuneralservice.com.
Arrangements by Brunswick Funeral Service & Crematory, Shallotte.
Brunswick Funeral Service and Crematory
5229 Ocean Hwy W
Shallotte, NC 28459
Published in The Brunswick Beacon on Dec. 21, 2012