Obituary of Leo Raymond Blight
Leo Raymond Blight, 97, of Springdale, widower of Mary Nelda Addy Blight, passed away peacefully on September 8, 2020 at Carolina Gardens of Lexington.
Born January 31, 1923 in Belvidere, IL, he was the son of the late Albert George and Zeola Burtch Blight. Leo loved his Country and was a proud US Army Air Force Veteran having served in WWII and was the recipient of the Air Medal. Following his military service, he was employed with the Federal Civil Service where he retired following 30+ years of service.
Leo was a very accomplished bowler enjoying the game and friendships it afforded well into his 90’s. He was also an avid golfer and loved spending time with his friends each week at the Lexington Country Club. Leo was a huge USC Gamecock Fan and attended football, basketball and baseball games for many years. He was a member of Mt. Tabor Lutheran Church and also attended First Baptist Church of Columbia.
Leo is survived by two grandsons, Gary R. Blight (Angie) and Charlie Blight (Ashley) both of Lexington; a granddaughter, LaShea Raynor (Ray) of Raleigh, NC; five great-grandchildren, Logan Blight, Kaden Blight, Brayden Blight, Jace Blight and Lucy Raynor. He also leaves behind a daughter-in-law Donna Blight and his longtime friend Harriet Johnson. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a son Leo Raymond (Ray) Blight, Jr and three brothers, Al, Lew, and Don Blight.
Funeral services will be held at 2 PM on Friday, September 11th at Thompson Funeral Home Lexington with the Rev. Russ Stilwell officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Tabor Lutheran Church Cemetery with military honors. The family will receive friends from 1 till 2 PM prior to the service.
Mt. Tabor will live stream the service on their Facebook page for those whom cannot personally attend the service. https://m.facebook.com/MountTaborLutheranChurch/
Pallbearers will be Logan Blight, Benjamin Nicholson, Matthew Addy, Bryant Neal, Jeff Day and Pat Colston.
The family suggest that those wishing to make memorials please do so to Mission Lexington, 216 Harmon St, Lexington, SC 29072. Thompson Funeral Home of Lexington is assisting the Blight Family.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Leo Blight, please visit Tribute Store