Robert C. Brightwell

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Dr. Robert Clements Brightwell

83, of Indianapolis, passed away February 13, 2013. He was born February 20, 1929, son of Robert and Thelma (Hamilton) Gil. He graduated from Hillsborough High School in Tampa, Florida and Lincoln Chiropractic College in Indianapolis, Indiana. He practiced in Tampa, FL for 4 years and in Indianapolis for 40 years before he retired. He served in the U.S. Army Medical Corp. from 1951-1953. He was preceded in death by grandparents, Hazel and Frank Hamilton, his mother and stepfather, Clements Brightwell.

Dr. Brightwell is survived by his wife of 60 years, Barbara; his son, Dr. Robert Russell Brightwell and his wife Leigh of Columbus, OH; one grandson, Blair E. Brightwell; step-grandchildren, Chris and his wife Molly, Ashley and Brittany Stower; great-grandson, Brody C.; daughter-in-law, Julie Mann Brightwell; sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Noah Stodghill.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 17, 2013 in Flanner and Buchanan - Memorial Park , 9350 E. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46229. Friends may call from Noon until the service time. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

A special thank you to Dr. Kurtis Hull and staff and Legacy at Springhurst for their care and comfort.

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Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Feb. 16, 2013
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