Kevin Darrel Light
Kevin Darrel Light
  • October 11, 1956 - December 31, 2017
  • Coppell, Texas

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Dr. Kevin Darrel Light, husband, father, brother, healer and dear friend, died on December 31, 2017. He passed in a brilliant moment with the same decisiveness in which he lived.

Kevin was born in Pontiac, Michigan in 1956. He was predeceased by his beloved parents, Juanita Lynn Light and Darrel Delaney Light. He leaves behind three younger brothers: Eric (Wendy), Scott (Helen) and Kelly Light. Growing up, Kevin was always excelling at something. At a very early age he joined cub scouts and boy scouts. In high school he was an avid athlete in multiple sports but found passion as a drum major in the marching band. He participated in advanced trainings and competitions that allowed him to travel domestically and internationally, beginning his fascination to see the world.

Kevin joined the Michigan State marching band while earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry at Michigan State University. He attended medical school at Des Moines University in Iowa. Kevin completed his residency in Flint, Michigan receiving his board certification in General Surgery. During this time, Kevin welcomed his first born, Kristen Delaney Light Springthorpe in 1990.

After certification he began his service in the U.S. Air Force. He attended the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, and as a Flight Surgeon, flew several missions in F-15 & F-16 fighter jets throughout the US and Europe. He was Chief of Surgery during extended assignments in England, Germany, the Kingdom of Jordan, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba & several US bases. He was among the first surgical teams deployed to Desert Storm and received two Air Force Accommodation Medals.

Kevin particularly enjoyed his post in Germany for three years then returned to the states and welcomed his son, Alexander Drew Light in 1994.

Moving to Texas in 1995, he began as a general surgeon and found a passion for aesthetic surgery. Kevin met Dena, the love of his life in 2006 and they married in 2007. They spent 11 glorious years working and traveling together. Their love for each other flourished as did their passion for adventure. All of Kevin's friends and family have seen the world through the romantic travel journals of this loving couple. Their compatibility flowed throughout their time together to include being business partners and best friends. Rarely have two people been so harmonious to be everything to each other.

Kevin and Dena developed a very active aesthetic practice in Dallas. He was a fellow of the prestigious American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and was fellowship trained by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M). He was a well-known integrative medicine expert and professional speaker. Kevin is the author of "OutSmart Aging". Never afraid of a challenge, Kevin's love of learning led him to an MBA from the University of Texas in Austin at the age of 50.

Kevin will be remembered for his professional accomplishments but also for what he enabled others to do. He provided his children, Kristen and Alex, the tools for success and they have flourished into leaders. And of course they inherited his courage to face challenges and see the world. HE was a proud grandfather to his grandsons, Caeden and Landen, twin sons of Kristen and Samuel Springthorpe. Additionally he was a loving step father to Thomas & Emma and Trisha & Richelle. Kevin enjoyed recent parental activities including seeing Alex graduate from Texas State University, watching Emma dance and become a leader on her drill team, discussing Thomas' plans for college, and having Kristen move to Texas for a promotion and more family time.

Kevin extended his family to include many people. Friends, patients, business partners, and coworkers all felt the power of his smile and the warmth of his charm. Kevin Light lived up to his surname as he filled a room with the brightness of his soul. He was an eternal teacher and learner. His uncompromising vigor for life lifted all those around him to a higher place.