Hilliard R. Joe Bright

Joe Bright, 70, passed away peacefully at home on April 18, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Joe was born in Richmond, Va., and worked for Bank of America in Charlotte, N.C., for 38 years.

He enjoyed and excelled in the game of pool and was a member of the American Pool Players Association. Reading and fishing were also favorite pastimes.

Survivors are his wife, Shirley; his twin brother, Harold, and his wife, Karen, of Sherrills Ford, N.C.; his son, Joel of Charlotte, N.C.; stepson, John Pritchard, of Fort Mill, S.C., and stepdaughter, Karyn Martin and her husband, Shane, of Leavenworth, Kansas. Grandchildren include Jeffrey, Haili, Thomas and Travis.

Memorial services are 3 p.m. Saturday, May 18 at New Bethel United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends in the church fellowship hall at 1:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, Joe requested donations be made in his memory to his church, New Bethel United Methodist Church, 5984 U.S. Highway 85 N., Crestview, FL 32536.

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Published in The Crestview News Bulletin from Apr. 30 to May 30, 2013