LAKELAND - Bartow - James A. Brightwell, 85, passed away Thursday, November 21, 2013 at Bartow Regional Medical Center of respiratory failure.
Born September 23, 1928 in St. Albans, WV, Mr. Brightwell was a resident of Bartow since 1977, moving from Fairbanks, Alaska. He was a retired Chief Master Sergeant in the US Air Force, serving in Korea & Vietnam. He was a member of the Bartow Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, a Lifetime member of V.F.W
., Disabled American Veterans, American Legion & Retired Enlisted Association. He was a recipient of the Bronze Star
Mr. Brightwell is survived by his wife of 66 years, Irene T. Brightwell, Bartow; a son: Theodore R. Brightwell of Charleston, WV.
Family will receive friends Sunday, November 24, 2013 from 2:00-4:00 PM at Whidden -McLean Funeral Home, Bartow. Funeral services will be held Monday 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home. Condolences to family at www.whiddenmcleanfuneralhome.com