Marion Thomas Light

November 16, 1941April 8, 2018
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Marion Thomas Light “Paw Paw” was surrounded by his son Brian and daughter in law Brenda when he entered into Heaven on Sunday, April 8th, 2018.

Marion was born November 16, 1941, in Oak Hill WV, to the late Basil and Ilda Ingram Light. He was a devoted follower of Christ and attended Midway Baptist Church in Raleigh NC. Marion was a kind, warm and gentle man who was loved by all who knew him. His favorite pastime was spending time with family and enjoying family meals together. His smile and laugh was infectious and he effortlessly brightened everyone’s day with kind words and hugs. He was a devoted father and grandfather who will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

The Family will receive friends from 2-3pm at McLaurin Funeral Home located at 12830 US 70 Business Hwy W, Clayton NC 27520, on Saturday, April 14th. A memorial service will immediately follow in the Chapel. Interment will proceed at Pinecrest Memorial Park in The Garden of the Good Shepard.

Marion is survived by his son Brian Light and wife, Brenda: granddaughter Ashley Light; brothers Daniel, Buford, Bobby, and Michael Light; as well as several loving cousins and extended family members.

Condolences may be made to the family at

Arrangement by McLaurin Funeral Home.


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Marion Thomas Light

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Ray & Rita Toler

April 13, 2018

Dear Brian , Brenda , Ashley and extended family members,
We all missed Marion when he left Oak Hill. We missed his happy, smiling face, his hugs, his fellowship with the church family and his wonderful bass voice in the choir ! His visits back home to West Virginia were always welcomed ! Marion never changed , his visits were just as if he had never left ! That’s the way it is going to be in will be as if Marion was never gone....what a wonderful reunion that will be ! Until then.....we will cherish the wonderful memories. Rest In Peace , dear friend ! We love you ! Ray and Rita Toler ❤️😥

Michael Cline

April 12, 2018

So sorry for your family's loss. Marion was always so nice and joyful when I was around him. Liked talking shop (truck driving) with him.

Lindsey Spires

April 11, 2018

Paw Paw,

I only knew you for a brief time, but I’m so grateful to have met you! I really enjoyed getting to know you at Thanksgiving. Thank you for bringing into this world a man that the rest of us can admire and learn so much from. Your legacy is so valuable, and will continue to live on throughout the generations that follow you.

You will be missed by every person who was privileged to have you part of their life. Please forgive us for the envy we feel, knowing that the angels are sharing this new journey with you as you trade your old cross for a crown. Time may pass us slowly as we wait to see you again, but it will be much sweeter and more wonderful when we meet again.

We love you Paw Paw.

Jenn Buck

April 11, 2018

I remember working at Dairy Queen how you loved to come in and make all of us laugh and feel loved. You spoke to every worker every customer making our lives better just by being there. You raised the absolute best man I have ever worked for. A man of integrity who loves his wife and daughter endlessly. Thank you for leaving a legacy we all will cherish! We love you!