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John Lavern Lighthall, Sr.

October 14, 1933 ~ April 18, 2019 (age 85)

Rev. John Lavern Lighthall, Sr., age 85 of Gibson passed away to his Heavenly home on Thursday, April 18, 2019.

Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Richard Boles Funeral Service Chapel. Burial with full military honors will follow at the Lighthall Family Cemetery.  Services officiated by Pastor Kenneth Blease and Pastor Joel Quick.

John was born October 14, 1933 in Bronson, Iowa, a son of the late John Bryan and Minnie Beymer Lighthall. He served his country as a member of the United States Navy and the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He retired as a truck driver after many years of service from Consolidated Freightways. Rev. Lighthall was a retired minister and served as a member of Gibson Pentecostal Holiness Church. John enjoyed watching the Atlanta Braves and Carolina Tarheels basketball. He also loved fishing from the pier. Most of all, John enjoyed times spent with his family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother- in- law, Edward Swenson.

John leaves behind his loving wife of 62 years, Betty Rye Lighthall of the home; sons, John Lighthall, Jr. (Karen) of Gibson, Jim Lighthall (Carol) of Laurel Hill, and Jason Lighthall (Emily) of Laurinburg; a brother, Daryl Lighthall (Florence) of Hazel Hurst, WI; a sister, Jean Lighthall Swenson of Junction City, WI; grandchildren, Jordan Lighthall, Jared Lighthall, Jeremy Lighthall, Katie Lighthall, Jessi Lighthall, Jay Lighthall, Gina Scott, and Jamie Jernigan; great grandchildren, Kamren Jernigan and Sawyer Young along with his nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. prior to the service on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at the Richard Boles Funeral Service Chapel.


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