Dealership namesake Light dies

Eagle Staff Report

Tom Light Sr., former owner and longtime namesake of the local Chevrolet dealership, died Saturday.

Light moved to Bryan in 1970 and purchased what was then the Corbusier Chevrolet Dealership. He changed the name to Tom Light Chevrolet in 1976 and ran the business until turning it over to his sons, Tim and Tommy, in 1997.

After graduating from North Texas State University in 1944 , Light served in World War II and sailed on three ships transporting soldiers in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Later in life he was active in the Texas Automobile Dealers Association and served on the organization’s board of directors from 1984 to 1990.

Light was a member of A&M Church of Christ in College Station since 1970.

Services are set for 11 a.m. Tuesday at A&M Church of Christ. Entombment will follow in the Light family mausoleum in Bryan City Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the A&M Church of Christ Chapel in College Station.

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